Home Office

Script image posted November 24, 2014; text on page last updated December 07, 2014

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Workers can spend so much time at the office their homes remain unoccupied for much of the day.  In that case rental / mortgage expenses are better off saved towards a future purchase or invested elsewhere.  Likewise, office buildings are usually unused after-hours and therefore go to waste during this time.  Adverse effects occur from daily commuting, including the risk of automobile accidents, exposure to pollution, and monetary costs.  Given these factors, more employees should be enabled to sleep in their office / place of work.  If living standards therein are unsatisfactory, i.e., harmful to one’s health, then doubt is raised if an individual should be in the place for any amount of time at all.

Modern working environments contain additional health hazards beyond standard housing, outlined in our respective presentation (nonprofitwebinar.org/housing); such concerns include:
– Ink aerosols from printers and copiers, which spread across upwards of a 10-meter radius, absorbed through the skin and membranes, containing chemicals which cause respiratory and other physical problems.  All such equipment, along with lamination / melted plastic (i.e., “3d printing”), should be kept isolated, in a separate room, with ventilation directing impacted air outside to an uninhabited area.  On a side note this is unfortunately a common source of exposure in public schools, where copy-room and lamination attendants suffer from chronic illness after working in such rooms; also, students’ desks are often well within range of exposure from laser printers, which is unacceptable.
– Electric radiation caused by wireless networks & mobile devices, known as “Electromagnetic Fields” or EMF, dangers from which are becoming more widely acknowledged, notably from power lines, wireless networks, cell towers, and “smart meters.”  Until further studies take place, workers should use a direct Ethernet connection whenever possible and the office administration consider having “wireless free” zones for those who don’t require “wi-fi” for any reason, or at least install the most powerful shielding and barriers available.  Unfortunately this is now a concern in most residential areas, especially apartments, where dozens of wireless networks are commonly within range of one unit, to which developing children are to be considered more at risk / susceptible.
– Fluorescent bulbs also emit electric radiation in use and carry the risk of mercury contamination when the bulb breaks.  Strict protocol must be followed to prevent mercury from spreading via HVAC, if one of these or a “plasma” / LCD screen breaks in the building; there are also red flags concerning “computer dust,” which contains traces of harmful metals.  Fluorescent bulbs should be replaced with the LED equivalent, if at all possible.
– Petroleum fumes from automobiles in the parking lot and nearby roads, with a cumulative effect of numerous vehicles, it has been determined air quality is even worse inside the building than outside.  Nearby roads and parking lots need to leave sufficient space away from the building, with natural remediation areas if possible.
– Lab work, involving chemical and biological agents, needs to be isolated in a separate building, with a remediation barrier outside.  Any worker involved in producing / utilizing said materials should receive the maximum appropriate protective equipment.  Any such labs and / or manufacturing must be sectioned off from residential facilities and IT / clerical staff, with an appropriate distance between the buildings.  Calculations are requested to determine the distances necessary for different materials, taking into account various substances and quantities.
– Custodial chemicals, often stronger than household cleaners; steam-based sanitization should be used instead whenever possible, along with UV / “flash” disinfectant, otherwise adequate air circulation and ventilation built in.  Custodians frequently work in close-quarters with chemical fumes, and it is regretful they are not always provided with respirators / hazard suits for their jobs.
– Unauthorized activity, such as smoking in the building, tenants who set up “meth labs;” policies must stipulate workers are not to perform any activity which will contaminate the building.  Detectors should be installed which alert their presence or upon being powered down without notice.

Amenities needed to facilitate the home office:
– Individual units / rooms with locks, electricity, lighting, climate control, cable internet access
– Sleeping accommodations in the rooms, potentially including a foldout bed, cot, recliner, air mattress, “business hammocks”
– Storage to hold hygiene products; closet space for clothing, shoes, ironing board
– Kitchen area, access to an oven, stove / range / hot plate, toaster, food “3d printer,” faculty fridge, pantry, dishwasher
– Laundry machines / washer & dryer, wash basin
– Bathroom and showering facilities, including privacy walls between stalls, bug / camera detectors available
– Trash / recycling disposal and pickup
– Tornado shelter / adverse weather protection
– Medical room / first aid station

Optional offerings to be included as needed / if possible:
– Lobby / reception / visitors’ center, conference rooms
– Cafeteria / restaurant, convenience store / grocer, vending machines
– Transportation / trolley service back to town / central locations
– Gym / fitness center; recreation rooms including video screens, table games
– Outdoor recreation – athletic fields / courts, grills / smoking section, trails / wilderness zones
– Camping / sleeping outside, weather permitting, secured / sectioned off with breach detection
– Daycare / child supervision, playground / activity areas
– Access control & audit trails for secure / high clearance sections, vault for valuables / sensitive documents
– Perimeter guard tower / watch post, surveillance, motion detectors, alarms
– Self contained water purification, backup power, landline phone / shortwave radio communication
– Gardening / greenhouse / aquaponics, long term volume food storage
– Religious quarters, church, temple, mosque
– Pet accommodations, fenced in outdoor section with shelter / “dog house”
– Docks / boathouse for those located along waterlines; flood protection, in that case
– Data backup warehouse, built in protection from electromagnetic discharge (i.e., faraday cage)
– Panic room, underground escape access, helicopter landing pad

References (Last Updated May 14, 2021):

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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – CCOHS
Workplace Safety and Health Topics – CDC
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Indoor Air Pollutants and Toxic Materials- CDC
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Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes – HUD
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EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields) – CDC
Light Pollution Sources – NPS
Ultraviolet Radiation Emissions from Compact Fluorescent Lights – ARPANSA
Office Lightbulbs May Increase Skin Cancer Risk – Prevention
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling (WEEE) – HSE
Warning: Laser Printers Could Be a Health Hazard – PC World
Office Printers Emit Hazardous Particles – CBC
Nanoparticles Emitted from 3D Printers Could Pose a Risk – IEEE
3D Printers Shown to Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles – Phys
What Are the Dangers of Commercial Laminating Machines & Poor Ventilation? eHow
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Drowsy Driving – NHTSA
Distracted Driving – NHTSA
Tips For Staying Safe In A Parking Deck – Georgia
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Harvard Study Finds: The Rent Is Too Damn High – Businessweek
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Confronting Y2K – DOD
Emergency Preparedness and Response – OSHA
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Small Business Fire Safety – NSW.AU
Earthquake Map – USGS
Storm Prediction Center – NOAA
Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) – NFIP
Fact Sheet: Privacy in the Workplace – GC
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The Office – BBC

Immigration Reform

Script Image Posted November 05, 2014; Text on Page Last Updated November 14, 2019

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During recent pandemic outbreaks immigration reform became a subject of increased focus.  In the United States existing law is technically not carried out, or else actual reform may be unnecessary.  Whereas enforcement may be defined in different ways, the following discussion is not an attempt to dispute that notion rather to evaluate a potential alternate approach, assuming negotiations reopen with full enforcement on the table so fewer concessions are made.

From a public health standpoint undocumented residents within the borders interested to qualify for legal status would be instructed to identify themselves and schedule medical testing / treatment.  Forms of biometric identification offer advantages for solving eventual crimes, along with DNA identification for cases of child determination.  While there are lines that should not be crossed in terms of surveillance, it is necessary to draw the line between individuals entering illegally, compared with citizens and those who respected official application guidelines.  By not following the official process beforehand they have forfeited some expectation of privacy, and immigrants in general may be subject to increased monitoring to identify invasive behavior.  After the cut-off date any illegals discovered, including applying for government programs / permits or detained on suspicion of crimes, may carry a virus of concern, in which case they undergo a quarantine and evaluation phase.  During the registration process immigrants can receive aptitude testing and training to determine what sort of work they will be best suited for, focusing on high-priority fields in demand.  Instruction on the nation’s laws, language, and culture also takes place.  At any point they are welcome to return to their home nation if they cannot accept those terms.

For residents already qualified as legal citizens, none of these procedures apply; they are to be considered clear from a medical standpoint, except in the event of international travel returning from high risk regions.  Legal citizens also to receive expanded rights for ownership of self-defense equipment, with more strict penalties for foreigners found with unauthorized weapons or materials.

Illegal aliens are requesting to be no longer classified as criminals, along with a “pathway to citizenship,” so here they will be referred to as “pending citizens.”  Undocumented foreign nationals in the USA committing crimes give a bad reputation to residents who went through the steps to apply properly, who are contributing to the nation’s labor force and technology industry.  Disagreeable is the financial toll from those taking advantage of the nation’s amenities, when the situation should be structured more to benefit the citizens instead.  If any one wishes to remain undocumented, legal or otherwise, as long as they are not consuming government services nor committing crimes, they may carry on.  This way official identification is not mandatory for either side, and for those who agree to participate in the process a compromise can be approached as follows:

With technology rapidly replacing human workers, there will not be enough jobs for all residents; with many already in the United States under the table, this presents an opportunity to leverage their labor and recompense current citizens.  Therefore, all established adult United States citizens would receive a monthly guaranteed minimum fixed income, where the tax system facilitates immigrant work paying toward this amount.  As they have stepped forward and registered, participating immigrants disburse income taxes at higher rates than actual citizens.  As it stands undocumented individuals, along with members of the underground economy, avoid income taxes since their earnings are off the record – others have suggested raising tax rates on consumption of resources / products they commonly purchase, whereas legal citizens would receive amounts also factored in to offset the difference.  Calculations are requested, including approximate rates, pay-outs, developing a formula for a point of equilibrium, given a range of variables including number of residents and purchase considerations.  Automation is expected to eventually replace most of the current sources of employment, so the objective is to bridge the gap with the labor of “pending citizens.”  For authorities considering to apply a Universal Basic Income, at this point the only economic viability appears to involve some form of Immigration Reform; as for proposals to fund such a program through added taxation on industry, it has already been established their response would be to resituate their business elsewhere to avoid paying higher rates.

After they’ve been registered in good standing for a number of decades to be determined, former illegals could eventually receive citizenship status themselves.  The monetary benefits apply only to adult age citizens – currently any one born in the United States automatically becomes a citizen regardless of the parents’ status, so there is already enough incentive for them to receive government giveaways, encouraged by at least one side of the political equation viewing it as an opportunity for future votes.  Potentially for each anchor child the parent(s) must add a number of additional years onto their waiting period for qualification, to offset the eventual cost.  Calculations are requested to determine the optimum number of years for an individual to be in the pending phase, along with how many additional years to add per anchor.  Also there is the notion to subtract from one’s progress in the event of crimes, in addition to jail time or other applicable sentencing; lack of production may also lead to such subtractions.  Naturally there may be a limit to the amount of new permanent residents, perhaps applicants must reach certain milestones within predetermined amounts of time, or else reset their progress, adding elements of a contest of sorts.

For those struggling to afford basic food and shelter, there evidently are locations already existing described as “fusion centers” to be used more as a temporary placement / last resort; increased expenses for such accommodations need to be factored into the equation.  Over time immigrants would be encouraged to live in regular residences once they can afford.  Currently migrant workers are taken advantage of and should expect to receive more fair wages after these reforms, along with more acceptable working conditions.  Immigrants are not forced to remain in the program; they are welcome to return to their home nation at any time, potentially without forfeiting any progress in the event they opt back in.  The current process to apply for citizenship could generally remain in place, where the United States can identify and fast-track individuals with the most beneficial proficiencies, before they are claimed by another nation.

It needs to be noted – for American citizens to claim their guaranteed income would be optional – if they have a religious objection or other concerns they may choose not to be involved altogether.  Neither medical screenings nor economic participation from them will be required, yet they should still feel welcome to receive testing / treatment, work one of the available jobs, live in the facilities, or any combination thereof, if they would like.  One or more members of this presentation’s development team are still offering to provide consulting, free of charge, to define what standards of operation are acceptable then personally relocate long-term to one of the facilities, under the right conditions, to ensure the process takes place in a legitimate, transparent fashion.

Note to Citizens of Developed Nations With Apprehension About Immigration – Political administrators are the ones you and your contacts need to take this up with, not individual aliens or groups thereof.  Many undocumented individuals have worked and behaved admirably for years, are on good terms with the locals, and would be grateful for the opportunity to earn legal status by contributing extra.

The above article pertains to the United States’ current state of affairs.  Additional variables are involved when evaluating the “migrant crisis” affecting other regions, notably the percentage of consanguineous childbirth taking place in the areas entering from.  This is assuming established estimates are in the correct ballpark, from resources for instance the “Global Prevalence of Consanguinity” summary.  If any one has reason to dispute this data or any corrections / updates, please notify one of our departments at your earliest convenience, in which case the mapmakers would owe an apology to villagers from these regions.  We are not proposing this exact map as a definitive guide, the premise is to evaluate maps of this nature, in conjunction with other resources and qualifying factors, to devise our own map for this purpose, narrowed down to be painting with not as much of a broad brush.

ConsangWiki – Global Prevalence Map

The Reference Section indicates with danger zone areas the practice often ties into cultural and/or religious principals, as opposed to occasions from early USA settlement times, which generally resulted from incidents leaving residents with few available options (e.g., nearby villagers perished without modern transportation).  In these cases the practice took place over comparably short-term stretches of time, where the deleterious effects are less pronounced.  Another example of such nuptials performed out of necessity involved the ruling class during feudal times, when worried about being usurped.  Most these days consider the partiality of such arrangements to be an improper interpretation of religious doctrine, having affected more than one system of belief at some point throughout history, in each case giving the associated faith a bad name.  Interpretations from territories of concern can also lead to certain other uncivilized actions, including a tendency towards belligerent behavior, at a percentage too high to evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

Citizens mandated to transfer wealth to outsiders intent on expanding the influence of such interpretations are made complicit in spreading related adverse effects throughout further territories.  In order to cover the cost of added social services, host nations must take on additional debt from international lending agencies, which may explain the insistence on accelerating this type of migration by said agencies, along with media outlets they operate – this statement is not accusing any cultural or religious denomination of said manipulations.  If anything those usually associated with claims of that nature are among the most at risk of being attacked by the migrants in question – also the group facing such allegations gets unfairly associated with this form of marriage practice from abrupt periods in history when portions of their population were forced into isolation within their own countries; upon resettling a land elsewhere to prevent this from happening again they find themselves encircled on the map by places as explained where this custom has been performed over the years as a deliberate act, with hostility displayed towards them by several of those surrounding states as a result.

The religious group often accused of running the manipulative media actually was one of, if not the earliest civilization to discourage objectionable fornication with non-human animals. This is in direct contradiction with the liberal media, whereby insisting we all need to celebrate other peoples’ culture that is the type of behavior they are talking about.  Along those lines the mainstream media and their leaders seemingly have made it a mission of theirs to entrench large amounts of those from areas with interpretations leading to high participation rates of such fornication into everyone else’s town, including the ancestral homeland of the religion supposedly in control of said media. Opposition to such deeds taking place in that area should qualify as reason enough to corroborate which party has rightful claim to said land, along with an appropriate surrounding portion.  Early historical documentation designated the region to members of this creed, and they never signed any accord forfeiting it to some other group; that is not to suggest this is the only territory to which they may have a claim, just it is outside our purview to determine here.  Discouragement of such fornication has been an ongoing source of resentment against members of this faith, with antagonists from a range of backgrounds preaching to inflict ill upon them over the years in opposition.  Similar events unfolding in a land approximately four thousand kilometers East by South, where the majority faith is predicated on humane treatment of animals, rapidly being populated by those with no objection against such fornications; also their members inhabiting other regions have received scorn misdirected towards them for having a similar physical appearance, when others may not know the difference offhand. In both cases any red markings upon their sections of the map are more a reflection of those carrying out said fornications; new map needs to specify accordingly. Not necessarily the best fit to have both in the same places in large amounts as long as these and other disagreements remain.  Technically it is not practicable for another class of fauna to give a person consent for such intercourse, thus qualifying in principal as a form of abuse, also perhaps tying into the likelihood of acting out such thoughts on other human beings without express permission or request, kin or otherwise.  Now may not be the most appropriate time to deliberate on the mental faculties of those experiencing such urges; also let us keep our conjecture within the realm of current taxonomy on record. In regard to criminalities by ministers of faiths with an otherwise agreeable record on matrimonial and zoological matters: the difference is they were trying to prevent anyone from finding out whilst preaching to their congregations the opposite, as opposed to members being advised such behavior is acceptable or perhaps even encouraged.

Assuming the actual goal remains to keep as many of them alive as possible, the objective should be to keep them at a location where per-capita cost of living and medical services are lower, minimizing direct impact on those not involved.  Armed forces could secure grounds along outskirts of the conflict and set up secure holding facilities closer to the source, assuming approval.  For individuals who already left their own region, a host nation can manage similar facilities within its own borders, where less military support will be necessary.  Entering into or remaining in one of these facilities must remain optional, so they are welcome to leave and return to their nation of origin at any time.  A priority of relief efforts should be to help minorities at risk of attack from consanguineous aggression, where those in need of support can call in with their coordinates and be airlifted to a safe and stable facility elsewhere, until everything settles back down.  Otherwise they are at risk of being thrown overboard from ships when outnumbered by instigators looking to enforce interpretations in question.

These containment centers could serve as an opportunity for residents to develop education and employment skills for those interested.  Arrangements could also give adults the chance to opt-in for work programs on-site, from which they’d receive a stipend, along with work placement on the mainland for those who demonstrate high proficiency in needed areas.  With proper education and training, individuals born into belief systems of concern are able at times to overcome obstacles and achieve in academics and technical fields.  Many have never received modern education beyond early elementary grades, there could at least be method to evaluate their status and attempt making an informed decision about who you are bringing into the mainland and for what reason.  It needs to be emphasized the objective is only to break even; worker payment rates are to be calculated based on remaining revenue after covering the cost of operation, including salaries and overhead expenses.  Having them in holding facilities should not be seen as an opportunity for a person or group to profit financially.  The preferred option is for neighboring nations of the same persuasion to setup safe zones and cover the cost themselves; unfortunately as they have demonstrated inability and/or unwillingness to do so, this alternate proposal can be brought to the table, letting them know here is what we can offer, and perhaps they will reconsider.

Based on the resulting bankruptcies of those who tried, provinces with financial obligations tied into accommodating incursion from code-red regions need to consider cutting their losses; either way it will eventually leave out others unable to get there before at capacity.  An unbiased approach in that case being to focus on repatriation of those not maintaining “Substantial Gainful Employment.”  This way there is to be no discrimination against anyone’s race, beliefs, or similar attributes; the emphasis to keep around those making positive economic contributions and give the rest a fair chance to earn their way in.  Others are notified unfortunately due to a lack of available funding the host nation is no longer able to provide financial support for those not maintaining “Substantial Gainful Employment;” they may be offered an incentive to return to their original source.  The best way to help these people is to ensure they know the harm caused by their cultural practices then take this knowledge with them back to regions in question to share with the rest of their villagers.  A majority population of host nations in the developed world could be convinced to allow them to remain in some capacity, assuming terms of the agreement become less unfavorable and percentages are kept low enough to avoid causing adverse impact on other people’s lives.

It is our commitment to Central and South Americans to ensure they are not forced to concede authority over who enters their land, in order to prevent outside forces from diminishing their standard of living.  Currently in the United States, enough percentage of immigrants that fall under the “illegal” status designation can trace their ancestry to other American continents, so the level of detriment from a culture of concern is lower in that respect, for now.  Expressing concerns over foreign customs is nothing against any one personally, the point is the more you have from certain regions our country will make our country more similar to the places they were trying to get away from in the first place.

The Question Mark areas appear to be less of a concern, where more of the cases are likely inadvertent, on account of lack of record-keeping. Unfortunately there is apprehension regarding lack of restriction on entrance amongst themselves, resulting in unwarranted spillover from nearby red-flag zones, making them more difficult to discern. Those who would place all from this continent in the same category are doing them a disservice, yet the recommendation for now is to proceed with increased caution, unless they get the matter of spillover sorted out.

Societies carrying out actions the rest of us deem unacceptable could feasibly be allowed to continue their ways within certain parameters, provided they keep limited within their own boundaries; some contend females should be given the opportunity to go elsewhere, if they would rather not participate.  As far as acts of aggression associated with such populations, the rest of us should mainly know to steer clear from those lands unless intending to adopt their lifestyle.  It is not our business to coerce any one to convert either way; it is a decision they will need to eventually make for themselves then apply over the ensuing centuries, primarily amongst surrounding civilizations around the same percentiles.  Either way threat detection needs to remain in effect, along with readiness to intervene if presented with evidence any of their leaders has threatened one or more of our allies among developed nations.

To those who have been born into a culture of concern, associated with code-red areas identified by the map as discussed, be aware you are a victim of circumstances beyond your control.  You did nothing wrong to get into this situation, yet realize it may have left you at a disadvantage from a medical or developmental standpoint.  Others have been able to maintain their standard of living at least in part because they ended these customs hundreds if not thousands of years ago.  It is not too late to reverse course by discouraging others from taking part in these activities from now on, and by sharing this information you may help prevent some one in the future from dealing with similar adversity.  Express these misgivings to any one still sanctioning this behavior; possibly many of them never received a notice to understand otherwise.  However keep in mind this calls into question whether you should trust any of their interpretations, as they are largely responsible for the situation faced by your people.  We are willing to elaborate on why these behaviors are widely considered an incorrect interpretation of one or more religious doctrines, if that is their main objection.  By providing these alerts this page is performing a valuable service for those populations, whereas “advocates” act as enablers of activities which continue to cause them harm.  Again there is nothing personal against any individual associated with this form of marriage, which all humans can trace their lineage to at some point, including chronicles depicted in scriptural texts, written in the context of facing difficult times, which various social groups have experienced for periods ever since, including to this day.  It is just to point out the same applies to other accounts from said texts, where adherents who conducting such matrimonies as their preferred option are more likely to also carry out certain other actions portrayed as if being instructed to them personally.

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Europeans Stocking Up on Guns After Mass Sex Attacks – New York Post
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Woman ‘Gang-Raped in Refugee Camp Ordered to Stay Silent by No-Borders Activists’ – Express
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– Telford Child Sex Scandal ‘Could be Britain’s Worst’ – Express
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Illegal Immigrants Kidnapping Children to Sneak Into U.S. as ‘Family Units,’ Feds Say – Washington Times
Some Motorists Wait Months For DMV Appointments After Immigrants Law – CBS Local
Study: Most Immigrants in L.A. Illegally Don’t Speak English Well – LA Times
– 22% of US Population Does Not Speak English At Home – Washington Examiner
Mass Immigration Kills Aussie Culture, Says Demographer Bob Birrell – News AU
EU Should ‘Undermine National Homogeneity’ Says UN Migration Chief – BBC
Israel Calls Amnesty International a ‘Propaganda Tool Used by Hamas’ – IB Times
NAACP Leader: ‘We’re Not Going to the Back of the Bus Again’ – Fox News
The Adverse Impacts of Immigration on Minorities – UC Davis
More Evidence the Immigrant Invasion Was Planned and Expected – Allen West
Political Immigration Cartoons – Immivasion – Immigration Invasion
Welcome to Italy – The Invasion of Italy – Spectator
Federal Judge: Administration Aids and Abets Human Trafficking – National Review
DHS Caught Busing in Illegal Somalis from Mexican Border – WND
The Campaign to Third-Worldize the U.S. – Human Events
Sweden to Become a Third World Country by 2030, According to UN – Speisa
– Cucks, Cuckolds, Cuckqueans and Cuckoos – Macmillan Dictionary
– Chinese Derogatory Social Media Term for ‘White Left’ Western Elites Spreads – China Tibet Online
– The Black Book of the American Left – David Horowitz
Ask an Academic: The Fall of Rome – New Yorker
– The Procession of the Trojan Horse into Troy – National Gallery UK
Lemon of Troy – Simpsons Wikia
EU ‘Wiping Out’ Original Population in Favor of Migrants – RT
Tax Credits ‘Turned UK into a Honeypot for EU Immigrants’ – Daily Mail
Britain’s Benefits System Being Threatened by Immigrants – Telegraph
– Mass Migration Driving Down Wages Offered to British Jobseekers – Telegraph
EU Tells Britain to Stop Moaning about Immigrants and Start Building them Houses – Daily Mail
How America Treats Illegal Aliens vs. Veterans – Townhall
IRS Defends Paying Refunds to Illegals who Never Filed Taxes – Washington Times
Fourteenth Amendment and Citizenship – Library of Congress
Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Skilled Worker Overview
2014 Opening Day Rosters Feature 224 Players Born Outside the U.S. – MLB
Immigrants Founded Half of Top U.S. Start-Up Companies – Reuters
Countries With The Best Workers – Business Insider
Ahimsa, Nonviolence or Non-injury – Hindu Website
The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley – Inc
Indian-Born Dominate US Tech Start-Ups Founded by Immigrants: Study – Reuters
Black SC Lawmaker Rob Ford: “Latinos Work Harder Than Blacks And Whites” – Newsone
Skilled Workers in Mexico Provide Manufacturing Momentum – Offshore Group
Jamaicans Continue Working Eastern Washington Farms, Filling AG Labor Gap – Spokesman Review
From Jamaica to the Vineyard – Martha’s Vineyard Magazine
The Conservative Case for a Guaranteed Basic Income – The Atlantic
Smart Robots will Take Over a Third of Jobs by 2025, Gartner Says – PBS
The Future of Jobs: The Onrushing Wave – Economist

Healthcare Reform

Script Image Posted October 02, 2014; Text on Page Last Updated January 08, 2016

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This Presentation is for Research Purposes Only and Not to be Considered Medical Advice.

Years after the United States’ Healthcare Act of 2010 went into effect, appreciable government time and resources are actively spent in attempt to repeal or replace.  The following article is evaluating options to add-on for improvement, assuming the law is upheld, not an attempt to take sides on whether it should remain in effect.

Under the Affordable Care Act, American civilians are required to purchase an insurance plan which includes certain “Essential Health Benefits,” including ambulatory, maternity care, prescription drugs, lab work, and preventative / wellness services, among others.  “Preventative and Wellness Services” in this case refers to counseling, screenings, and vaccinations, unfortunately leaving out benefits for those who prefer nutritional and holistic healing.  Insurance plans in question could at least be made to include an allotment towards vitamins, fitness equipment, first-aid supplies, essential oil extracts, water purification devices, and similar products.  Customers would receive funds each month added to an account balance, which may be spent on such provisions, with any remaining balance carrying over to save up for larger investments.  Individuals will be less likely to require as much disease treatment later on, reducing overall cost, and customers then have something to show for their insurance expense during months not requiring other medical services.  This adjustment would improve quality of life for citizens otherwise unable to afford wellness products, which in some cases can also be helpful to have on hand for emergency situations.  Calculations are requested to develop a formula for the exact monthly monetary amounts best suited at given levels of coverage.

Another necessary adjustment for healthcare policy involves pharmaceutical and drug selection, in that patients are often not allowed to have their preferred choice.  If pharmaceuticals are derived from a particular plant, customers should have the option to obtain the plant itself instead.  Many patients have phobias about synthetic medications, given the list of warnings and side effects.  Cannabis herbs, coca leaves, and opium are less likely to cause severe adverse reactions compared with many prescription drugs currently available, assuming they are grown in soil meeting the prerequisites discussed in our Agriculture presentation and dosages controlled.  Upon request patients could either be supplied with the unadulterated product or allowed to cultivate themselves, acknowledging access needs to be carefully controlled as with standard medication.  Keep in mind this conversation refers to the substances used in their basic form; refined products including cocaine and heroin are for recreational purposes and not recommended.  As available on the illegal market these substances do not undergo proper quality control and as a result can contain objectionable added chemicals, likely to cause harm.  All drugs can be addictive with a risk of severe adverse reactions, including death, so usage should only take place with a doctor’s recommendation.

Healthcare legislation would be less necessary if there was more focus to prevent systematic poisoning and infection of human beings through exposure to harmful chemicals and biological agents.  For average citizens affordable access to non-hazardous housing and transportation is limited, and chemicals including heavy metal remain an ongoing threat.  In terms of pandemic outbreaks, current events indicate efforts to prevent foreign disease from entering the United States could be reinforced.  Citizens should not be responsible for any medical bills caused by a viral pandemic impacting the nation because of government negligence – i.e., allowing airline passengers from established danger zones into the United States with no quarantine.  Any one who contracts said pandemic should be provided health insurance for life, along with ongoing / long-term financial compensation.

Notice – If you actively use any medication with psychoactive affects, be aware they are often named as a contributing factor in violent crimes; if you intend to perform an act of aggression, please wait until the drugs wear off then reconsider (contact your doctor beforehand if you have been instructed to never let the drugs wear off).

References (Last Updated March 26, 2018):

Read the Affordable Care Act – CMS
The Affordable Care Act, Section by Section – HHS
Remarks by the President on the Affordable Care Act – White House
Health Care Reform and Preventive Care – Web MD
What Marketplace Health Plans Cover – CMS
– Drug Information from the National Library of Medicine – NIH
Nutrition Information for You – Dietary Supplements – USDA
Herbal Medicine: MedlinePlus – NIH
Protective Essential Oil Attenuates Influenza Virus Infection: An In Vitro Study – NIH
Make a First Aid Kit – American Red Cross
First-Aid Kits: Stock Supplies that Can Save Lives – Mayo Clinic
First Aid Kit – Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA
Side Effects: Questions and Answers – FDA
– MedWatch Online Voluntary Reporting Form – FDA
Prescription Drug Overdose in the United States – CDC
100,000 Americans Die Each Year from Prescription Drugs – Alternet
SSRI Stories – Antidepressant Nightmares
Big List of Drug-Induced Killers – WND
– Prescription Drugs Now Kill More People In The US Than Heroin And Cocaine Combined – BI
Opioid Overdose Prevention Education
8 Drugs that Exist in Nature – The Week
U.S. Rules That Marijuana Has No Medical Use. What Does Science Say? – Time
About Marijuana – Medical Use – NORML
State-By-State Medical Marijuana Laws – MPP
Guide to Using Medical Cannabis – Americans for Safe Access
– Kaneh Bosm: Cannabis in the Old Testament – Cannabis Culture
Cannabis and Cancer – Studies Showing an Anti-Cancer Effect – Canadians for Safe Access
Cannabis Oil: Unexpected Lifesaver? – NBC News
Cannabinoid Action Induces Autophagy-Mediated Cell Death – JCI
How to Make a Medical Marijuana Oil – Wiki How
Make the Medicine – The Rick Simpson Process of Producing Hemp Oil
Cannabis Could be Used to Treat Epilepsy – Telegraph 
– Adolescent Cannabis Use, Baseline Prodromal Symptoms and the Risk of Psychosis – Cambridge
Study Claims to Find First Two Deaths Caused by Marijuana – Time
– Coca Leaf – Benefits and Controversy – Fox News
Cocaine Is Good For You(r Skin) – Coca Leaf Spa Treatment – Esquire
– It’s Not Cocaine: What You Need to Know About the Pope’s Coca Drink – The Guardian
What Are the Benefits of Coca Tea? – Livestrong
Commission of Inquiry on the Coca Leaf – UNODC
Coca Leaves First Chewed 8,000 Years Ago, Says Research – BBC
– Opium Throughout History – PBS
Opium: A Powerful Medicine for Pain Relief – Fox News
– Breadseed or Opium Poppy, Papaver Somniferum – University of Wisconsin-Extension
– Papaver Somniferum – NCSU
Poppy Fields Forever – Mother Earth Living
Quasi-Medical Use of Opium – UNODC
Poppy Seed Tea Can Kill You
– Alcohol and Opioids: Possible Interactions of Clinical Importance – NIH
– Opioid Interactions with Alcohol – NIH
– The Effects of Combining Alcohol with Other Drugs – University of Michigan
Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety – The Atlantic
‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term – Time
How ‘Magic Mushroom’ Chemical Could Free the Mind of Depression, Addictions – CNN
– Hallucinogenic Drug Found in ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Eases Depression, Anxiety in People with Life-Threatening Cancer – JHU
Hallucinogen in ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Helps Longtime Smokers Quit – JHU
– Lophophora Williamsii: Peyote Medical Uses – University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Amber Fossil Links Earliest Grasses, Dinosaurs and Fungus Used to Produce LSD – AAAS
Silver Makes Antibiotics Thousands of Times More Effective – Scientific American
Argyria Following the Use of Dietary Supplements Containing Colloidal Silver Protein – NIH
Patent CA2741523A1 – Human Ebola Virus Species and Compositions Thereof
Ebola Can Survive on Surfaces for Almost Two Months – Daily Mail
Sneezes Travel Even Farther Than We Thought, Up to 200 Times Farther – Scientific American
WHO – Disease Outbreaks
FLU – Pandemic Awareness
FDA – Emergency Preparedness and Response
HHS – Prevention
Public Health Emergency – Preparedness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
National Institutes of Health – Resources for Researchers
U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
National Public Health Information Coalition
Virtual Biosecurity Center