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Tuesday
Jan272009

NetRight Daily: Obama's So-Called Stimulus

Obama's So-Called Stimulus: Great video from CATO Institute debunking Keynesian economics and the Obama stimulus package.

 

Spread the Wealth--A New School Grading Policy: Good afternoon students! I’m writing you this email to announce that I’m making some changes in the grading policies I announced two weeks ago when I sent an email with an attached course syllabus. As you know, we now have a new president and I thought it would be nice to align our class policies with some of the policies he will be implementing over the next four years.

Monday Wrap Up: From Nancy Pelosi to Senator Levin, there was a lot that happened in the world today.

 

Congress Must Stop the Stimulus: The $825 billion economic “stimulus” plan now being proposed by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats could well result in a federal deficit in excess of $2 trillion for 2009. Which means that it is now up to Senate and House Republicans to make certain that the American people are not consigned to a future of permanent serfdom to foreign creditors.

 

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Tuesday
Jan272009

American Cancer Society - Funding tobacco control and cancer screening in NH

Health Groups Announce New Method for Funding Tobacco Control and Cancer Screenings in New Hampshire


WHO: Tobacco-Free NH Coalition
Rep. William Butynski (D-Hinsdale)
Representatives from the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society

WHAT: Press conference in support of legislation funding tobacco control and the New Hampshire Cancer Plan.

WHERE: Lobby, Legislative Office Building
Concord, NH

WHEN: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Noon



By dedicating just five cents of New Hampshire’s cigarette tax to the New Hampshire Cancer Plan each year, we could fully fund these vital initiatives:
    To stop kids from smoking: 1,900 kids become regular smokers each year in New Hampshire.
    To screen 1,000 New Hampshire women for breast and cervical cancer: four out of five eligible women are denied screening for lack of funds.
    To screen 600 New Hampshire residents for colon cancer: the second leading cause of cancer death.
    To promote healthy lifestyles to prevent cancer and other diseases: physical inactivity and poor nutrition account for 1/3 of all cancers.
    To support those of us fighting cancer: over 7,000 New Hampshire residents will find out they have cancer this year.

At the press conference we will also be releasing a scrapbook filled with over 500 testimonials from New Hampshire citizens supporting this effort and chronicling the impact of cancer on their lives.

 


The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

 

Tuesday
Jan272009

N.H. Department of Corrections Opens Next Corrections Academy

(Concord, NH) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that New Hampshire Corrections Academy #90 began on January 26, 2009. The nine week long pre-service training program occurs at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Center and Campus in Concord and will be attended by twenty-six NH-DOC staff.

 

Upon completion they will be assigned to different prison or office facilities within the Department. The graduation ceremony will occur on March 27, 2009. The class is made up of nine Corrections Officer Trainees and seventeen non-uniformed personnel. Non-uniformed employees will attend only up to four weeks.

 

The remaining participants will receive training in offender management, inter-personal communication, defensive tactics, and health and fitness issues, and many other important skills. The new employees will resolve a series of scenarios to simulate the many unpredictable challenges that they face on a daily basis behind prison walls. The pre-service Academy also provides new employees with important information about the law and Corrections.

 

Commissioner Wrenn said, “The Corrections Academy provides new employees with the basic skills needed to work in a prison environment. I am pleased to welcome the new staff to the Department.”

 

Tuesday
Jan272009

AUFC Unveils New Video Urging Senator Gregg's Support for President Obama's Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan

Amid Worsening Economic Recession, Senator Gregg Urged to Support President Obama’s Major Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan

As Senate Prepares to Act on Obama Jobs Plan, Americans United for Change Unveils New Web Video Distributed to New Hampshire Constituents Calling on Gregg to Stand Up for Out-of-Work Families

Click Here to Watch Americans United for Change’s New Web Video: ‘Day and Night’:

http://www.americansunitedforchange.org/recoveryads

Washington D.C. – Amid a worsening economic recession that left 2.6 million Americans without jobs last year and which threatens millions more jobs if nothing is done, Americans United for Change, which is helping lead a campaign of more than 30 progressive and labor organizations working to pass President Barack Obama’s ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan,’ unveiled a new web video today that urges U.S. Senator Judd Gregg to stand up for struggling out-of-work New Hampshire families by supporting the Obama jobs plan -- a plan that will create or save three to four million jobs, strengthen our middle class, and improve the economy in the near and long term by making sound investments in state fiscal relief, health care, energy efficiency, transportation and schools.

 

On the heels of the Senate Finance Committee’s release Friday of its version of the Obama economic recovery plan that falls under its jurisdiction, Americans United for Change unveiled a new web video titled ‘Day and Night,’ which has been circulated to New Hampshire citizens through the AUFC mailing list, that features highlights from a recent speech by President Elect Obama and ends with a call to action, asking constituents to call Senator Gregg and tell him to support the Obama jobs and economic recovery plan. If Senator Gregg does not firmly commit his support to the plan soon, the web video will likely be turned into a paid television ad campaign. *See Script of ‘Day and Night’ below.

 

Brad Woodhouse, President of Americans United for Change: “The plan being offered by President Obama will put millions of middle-class Americans back to work quickly through solid and sound long-term investments in health care, energy efficiency, transportation and education. The eyes of New Hampshire and the nation are on members of Congress like Senator Gregg to move forward with Obama’s jobs plan as soon as possible to address the worsening economic recession that cost 2.6 million Americans their jobs last year. Senator Gregg possesses a key vote and his support for the Obama plan would go a long way towards ensuring swift passage of this vitally important plan to turn our economy around. We can not afford to slow down the process with the same old petty partisanship and political gamesmanship – the more delay in sending this major jobs and economic recovery plan to the President’s desk, the more Americans will lose their jobs and healthcare."

 

Launched on December 18th with nearly 50 events from coast to coast, the Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery is a coalition of more than 30 leading progressive groups and unions utilizing all the resources and techniques of a modern campaign to pass the Obama jobs plan. From grassroots and grass tops contacts, to phones, emails, web videos and paid advertising – this $4-5 million campaign aims to pressure key and potentially deciding votes in Congress and to build a movement for an overwhelming victory for this package so that the American people have confidence in the plan and its ability to help turn our economy around.

 

Tuesday
Jan272009

Newsmax - Obama To Launch Direct Talks With Iran

"We remain deeply concerned about the threat Iran's nuclear program poses to the region and indeed to the United States and the entire international community...” said the U.S.’s new Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.


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