Why, other than to scare kids into compliance, is the National Guard necessary at a school vaccination site? From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:
I am writing this update as a warning to all parents in this country that actually care about their children. The government (‘public’) school system is atrocious at best, and any that can remove their children from that heinous system should do so immediately.
In Coeur D’Alene, Idaho during this past week, the Canfield Middle School was used to stage a remote ‘vaccination’ site, apparently set up and authorized by the Idaho Panhandle Health District. This was manned, monitored, and facilitated by the Idaho National Guard. In other words, this was a joint health department, school system, and military operation for a school district approved student vaccination project.
There has been a high level of local concern and rightful outrage due to this insanity, and of course the school district has claimed to have no responsibility for their complicity in this event. In a letter sent to parents, the school attempted to disclaim all responsibility even though this was held at the school, with military supervision, and local police blocking off and guarding the site.
You’ve got Oregonians seeking to cascade into Idaho, Virginians who identify as West Virginians, Illinoians fighting to escape Chicago, Californians dreaming of starting a 51st state, and New Yorkers who think three states are better than one.
Separation fever is sweeping the nation as quixotic but tenacious bands of frustrated rural dwellers, suburbanites and conservatives seek to break free from states with legislatures increasingly controlled by liberal big cities and metropolitan strongholds.
“Oregon is controlled by the northwest portion of the state, Portland to Eugene. That’s urban land, and their decisions are not really representing rural Oregon,” said Mike McCarter, president of Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho. “They have their agenda and they’re moving forward with it, and they’re not listening to us.”
The movement secured initial approval from two counties and aims to get enough signatures to put the proposal on ballots in November, according to the group called Greater Idaho.
If the group succeeds, voters in southeast Oregon may see a question on whether their county should become part of Idaho by redrawing the border.
“Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values,” Mike McCarter, one of the chief petitioners, said in a news release. “We tried voting those legislators out, but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”
There is apparently a loophole now in Obamacare that allows an insurance option that healthy people want: affordable insurance that offers fewer options but covers them in the even of a medical catastrophe. As a healthy, uninsured New Mexican, I wish blue state New Mexico would adopt red state Idaho’s solution, but that isn’t going to happen. From John Tozzi at bloomberg.com:
Thousands of people have applied for new health plans in Idaho that revive insurance-industry practices banned by the Affordable Care Act, including charging sick people higher premiums and limiting coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Early demand exceeded expectations at Blue Cross of Idaho, the first carrier to sell the plans. The company got about 3,000 applications since it began marketing the plans Dec. 1; it had expected 800 at the most. The insurer covers about 575,000 statewide.
“It flooded our underwriters,” said Peter Sorensen, vice president for individual and government markets at Blue Cross of Idaho, the state’s largest health insurer. About 1,500 members accepted the insurer’s rate quotes and paid for policies that took effect Jan. 1, the company said. An additional 150 have already paid for coverage beginning in February.
With the debut of the policies in January, Idaho has gone further than any other state in loosening requirements on health insurers that the ACA imposed in 2014. It plans to offer low-cost insurance to people priced out of Obamacare and draw them back into the insurance market.
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