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Libertarian tax protester
Irwin Schiff dies in prison
by: Libertarian Party Staff At the time of his diagnosis in early August of this Libertarian Irwin Schiff, 87, who sought the LP year, he was given four to six months to live. We tried nomination for president in 1996, passed away on October to get him out of prison on compassionate release so 16 while serving time in federal prison for refusing to pay that he could live out the final months of his life with his family, spending some precious moments with the grandchildren he had barely known. But he did not live DOVER / EXETER / PORTSMOUTH
"While many Libertarians differ with Irwin Schiff's long enough for the bureaucratic process to be Every Thursday – NH Seacoast Liberty Meetup: rotates approach to fighting taxes, the treatment he received in completed. Two months after the process began, weekly between Dover, Exeter & Portsmouth – 7:00pm(location varies, check ShireCalendar.FPP.cc) court and in prison was appalling," said Nicholas Sarwark. despite the combined help of a sitting Democratic U.S. "He was a kind, jovial man who believed deeply in a cause congresswoman and a Republican U.S. senator, his Libertarians embrace: The federal income tax must go, petition was still sitting on someone's desk waiting for Every Sunday – Social Sunday: Local Burger, 82 Main St. along with the high government spending that it funds." yet another signature, even though everyone at the prison actually wanted him released. Even as my father Irwin Schiff's son Peter wrote: lay dying in intensive care, a phone call came in from a LAKES REGION
My father was serving a fourteen-year sentence that he lawyer and the Bureau of Prisons in Washington asking Third Saturday of the month – Lakes Region Porcupine began serving ten years ago, at the age of 77. That the prison medical representatives for more proof of Meeting: New Hong Kong Buffet 12 Old State Rd Unit 3, sentence turned into a life sentence, as my father failed the serious nature of my father's condition.
Belmont – 12:00-2:00pm to survive until his planned 2017 release date. However in actuality the life sentence amounted to a death As the cancer consumed him his voice changed, and sentence. My father died from skin cancer that went the prison phone system no longer recognized it, so he Last Tuesday of the month – Upper Valley Porcupines: undiagnosed and untreated while he was in federal could not even talk with family members on the phone Ziggy's Pizza, 254 North Plainfield Road, West Lebanon – custody. The skin cancer then led to a virulent outbreak during his finale month of life. When his condition of lung cancer that took his life just more than two deteriorated to the point where he needed to be months after his initial diagnosis.
hospitalized, government employees blindly following orders kept him shackled to his bed. This despite the First Saturday of the month – Merrimack Valley The unnecessarily cruel twist in his final years fact that escape was impossible for an 87 year old Porcupines: – 11:00am (location varies, check ShireCalendar.FPP.cc) occurred seven years ago when he reached his 80th terminally ill, legally blind patient who could barley birthday. At that point the government moved him from breathe, let alone walk.
an extremely low security federal prison camp in New Every Tuesday – Taproom Tuesday: Murphy's Taproom, York State where he was within easy driving distance Whether or not you agree with my father's views on 494 Elm St. – 5:00-7:00pm from family and friends, to a federal correctional the Federal Income Tax, or the manner by which it is institute, first in Indiana and then in Texas. This was collected, it's hard to condone the way he was treated done specially to give him access to better medical by our government. He held his convictions so Every Sunday – Shire Bitcoin Meetup: – 6:00-9:00pm care. The trade off was that my father was forced to sincerely and so passionately that he continued to (location varies, check ShireCalendar.FPP.cc) live isolated from those who loved him. Given that espouse them until his dying breath. Like William visiting him required long flights, car rentals, and hotel Wallace in the final scene of Braveheart, an oppressive stays, his visits were few and far between. Yet while at government may have succeeded in killing him, but Every Wednesday – Freedom Forum discussion: Barnes & these supposed superior medical facilities, my father they did not break his spirit." Noble, 235 Daniel Webster Highway – 7:00-9:00pm received virtually no medical care at all, not even for The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971. Our vision is for a the cataracts that left him legally blind, until the skin world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public cancer on his head had spread to just about every organ office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction.
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Exchange, 185 Main St. – 6:00-8:00pm What do Hillary's emails reveal about the creation of The Islamic State?
by: Darryl W. Perry with an email released in mid-October.
Last Sunday of every month – Freecoast Bitcoin Meet Up: Earlier this year it was discovered that former Secretary of Burrito Liberation, 170 Main St – 3:00-5:00pm State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal law when What has been called a "damning memo" from then- she used her personal email account to conduct Secretary of State Colin Powell to George W. Bush from government business as Secretary of State. She was then March 2002, was made public on October 17. The memo Submit your events to [email protected] – please send event ordered to turn over nearly 55,000 pages of emails to the from a full year before the start of the Iraq War states, information by the final Sunday of each month.
State Department. These emails have since been released "Blair continues to stand by you. as we move forward on in batches. Most of the emails however have not gained the war on terrorism and on Iraq. He will present to you More events can be found online at ShireCalendar.FPP.cc
much, if any, attention from the media. That all changed the strategic, tactical and public affairs lines he believes continued on page 3 Donate bitcoins to FPP Letters to the Editor: FPP News is published monthly on the first Friday after the last Sunday of every month. A single copy of FPPNews may be picked up from news stands and distribution points for free, additional copies are $5 each. Payment for additional copies can be sent via Bitcoin to the above QR code or online at http://Bitcoin.FPP.ccSubscriptions are $12 USD per year.
Subscribe online at http://News.FPP.cc or via US Mail to:FPPc/o Darryl W. Perry63 Emerald St #369Keene, NH 03431 The case for legalizing meth
by: Darryl W. Perry use in treatment in the United States… [and] There is a money. The same applies to drugs. If drugs, all drugs The vast majority of Americans, Prohibition Party lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other including crystal meth, were 100% legal to manufacture, members excluded, will admit alcohol prohibition was a substance under medical supervision." In essence because purchase, possess, and use then supplies would be dismal failure. The so-called noble experiment, which cannabis is listed as a Schedule I substance at the federal consistent. Which would decrease the number of people lasted from January 16, 1920 until December 5, 1933, has level, despite recognition in more than 20 states of who die from overdoses or from tainted supplies.
a lot of similarities with the War on Drugs, and a few cannabis having medicinal qualities, no prescription is recognized as a valid defense against federal possession of Radley Balko writes, "meth is a product of prohibition… cannabis charges. By contrast during alcohol prohibition, not an argument in favor it. We have a meth problem The primary difference between the two forms of sacramental wine and medicinal whiskey were legal, and because we have drug prohibition." Bathtub gin, for the prohibition is the most notable: alcohol prohibition became the profits from alcohol sales helped Walgreens grow to most part, went away when alcohol prohibition ended. Just the law of the land via constitutional amendment while over 500 stores during the 1920's.
look at Portugal to see what happens when penalties for drug prohibition became law of the land by simple passage possession of drugs are removed: use and abuse of drugs of legislation. While I am by no means a constitutionalist, I On the darker side of alcohol prohibition, people who still was cut in half, deaths from overdose have declined, and must ask why prohibition of one substance required the wanted a drink turned to homemade concoctions labeled the Washington Post reports the use of "so-called constitution be amended, while another form of "bathtub gin" and other more potent alcoholic beverages. ‘synthetic' marijuana, ‘bath salts' and the like" is "lower in prohibition did not. But I digress.
Because these drinks were often made with different Portugal than in any of the other countries for which ingredients and in sub-par conditions, it is estimated that reliable data exists." This is because there is no prohibition Another key difference is that during alcohol prohibition, more than 10,000 people died from tainted alcohol. That driving people to more dangerous alternatives. consumption of alcohol was not prohibited. The History number undoubtedly includes people who died of alcohol Additionally, Portuguese police are able to focus crime Channel reports, "The 18th Amendment only forbade the poisoning, a condition whereby one overdoses on alcohol. fighting efforts on crimes that actually have victims ‘manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating Something similar exists today where people may take a instead of wasting resources on people possessing a liquors'." Whereas today, under federal statute, it is illegal illicit substance that is less pure than expected and later get substance that will get them high. If decreasing the rates of to merely posses cannabis, cocaine, heroin, or any other a more pure substance and base the dosage on the previous use and abuse is the goal of the War on Drugs, maybe the substance on the list of Controlled Substances without a supply, leading to an overdose. If you buy a Coca-Cola on US government should try a tactic that has been shown to valid prescription. However, the Controlled Substances Act Friday and another on Tuesday, you don't have to worry actually decrease the rates of use and abuse! states that any substance listed as Schedule I: "has a high about the caffeine levels being different, or on cola being potential for abuse… has no currently accepted medical diluted with water in order for the supplier to make more continued from page 1 Freedom Caucus wishlist won't end partisan powerplays will strengthen global support for our common cause."
Adding that "Blair may suggest ideas on how to. make a by: Darryl W. Perry Steering Committee; adherence to the ‘Hastert rule' credible public case on current Iraqi threats to international When John Boehner announced his intentions in requiring a majority of Republicans to support any bill peace".
September to leave Congress at the of October, many brought to a floor vote; and an end to retaliation for thought the election of the next Speaker of the House opposing leadership on procedural votes." At the time of the meeting, mentioned in the memo, would be relatively unexceptional. That all changed when between Bush and Blair in Crawford, Blair said "We're not Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race. Rules changes and regular order don't seem to be a top proposing military action." However the memo states, The Wall Street Journal reports, "McCarthy… hit a wall priority for some of the more senior members of Congress. "The UK will follow our lead in the Middle East." Based before gathering the 218 commitments required to win a Pete Session (Texas) says that Congress could not get on this leaked memo, it seems apparent that Bush & Blair vote on the House floor, where Democrats also get to anything done if the rules were changed to allow more were actually planning military action, which makes the vote." Adding that the biggest impediment to a majority is amendments from rank-and-file members. There are also statement by Blair technically true, even though the "a bloc of 30 to 40 conservative House Republicans" who claims that Democrats could keep a bill on the House floor evidence used to justify the military action has long been are members of the House Freedom Caucus.
for days at a time by raising parliamentary points of order, proven to be based on falsehoods.
and proposing amendments aimed at embarrassing The Washington Post reports when members of the caucus Republicans.
Nearly a week after the memo was made public, the "talk about what it would take to quell their rebellion, they Telegraph reports Tony Blair, in sharp contrast to do not necessarily talk about the debt ceiling, the federal These objections to regular order would be for naught if statements he made as recently as 2007, "apologized for budget or any other demand of the party's energized Congress would adopt the DownsizeDC Agenda which some of the mistakes that were made during the Iraq War, conservative base.
among other things requires that legislation before and says he recognizes 'elements of truth' behind opinion They speak instead about rule changes, committee Congress deal with only one subject at a time, and that the invasion caused the rise of [The Islamic State]." assignments and the hallowed pursuit of ‘regular order'." prevents amendments that are unrelated to the subject of the legislation. Another reform, thus far not part of the This statement by Blair seems to confirm what many who Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who has been rumored as a DownsizeDC Agenda, that would limit partisan were opposed to military action in Iraq, including former possible candidate for the Speakership, said "The false, powerplays in Congress would be to require all legislation Rep. Ron Paul, had warned, "Balance of power in this area lazy narrative is that we want a more conservative speaker. have a committee hearing, get a committee of the world has always been delicate, and outside But the reality is: What we want is a process-focused recommendation of pass or kill, and all legislation be interference serves only to destabilize. There's no evidence speaker… What we need is a speaker who follows the brought up for a floor vote before the full House. Until that our current efforts will lead to more stability." such reforms are adopted by Congress, expect more of the same because it doesn't matter who is elected Speaker of Indeed, the US actions in Iraq as part of the Global War on Another member of the House Freedom Caucus Rep. Raúl the House.
Terror did create the destabilizing conditions that led to the R. Labrador (Idaho) said, "The only way you're going to rise of The Islamic State. Now, President Obama, Editor's note: Kevin McCarthy withdrew from the Speaker's race on October 8. On bring people together here in the House is by changing the October 22, Paul Ryan announced his intentions to seek the Speakership after Secretary of State John Kerry, and nearly every major rules or at least following the current rules that we have." securing majority support from the House Freedom Caucus.
party presidential hopeful are talking about ways to deal The election of the new Speaker is scheduled for October 29 with Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Daniel Webster (R-FL) challenging Paul Ryan for the position.
with The Islamic State. As can be seen with the recent The Post adds, Freedom Caucus members want "more bills FPPNews went to press on October 27, 2015.
refugee crisis, more military action will only cause more and amendments from rank-and-file members… more problems. Maybe it's time the US military stayed out of a rank-and-file representation on the crucial Republican conflict, instead of inserting itself as World Police! Doctors Without Hospitals
by: Jason Cone
Even if there had been "enemy" activity within the could be jeopardized.
AS awful as war is, it still has rules. These rules, codified compound, the warring parties would still have been by the Geneva Conventions, aim to restrain warring parties obligated to uphold basic tenets of the laws of war, In the case of Kunduz, it is not our responsibility to prove and save lives, even in the midst of tremendous violence. including respecting the protected status of hospitals, that the United States military violated the laws of war or Enforcing these rules is understandably difficult, but it is understanding the nature of targeted structures, and its own rules of engagement. It is the responsibility of the crucial that we recognize, identify and assign factoring in the potential toll on civilians of any intended party that destroyed a fully functioning hospital, with some responsibility for grave violations when they do occur.
200 staff members and patients inside, to prove that it did not.
That is why my organization, Doctors Without Borders, is International law also makes it clear that when a fighter is calling for the United States to participate in an wounded and is off the field of battle he ceases to be a We know our call may not be heeded, but the United States investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact- combatant and must be afforded treatment based on his and other nations should see it as an opportunity. By Finding Commission into the recent airstrikes by American medical needs alone. In fact, failure to provide treatment is consenting to an independent investigation, President forces on our hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The a grievous breach of medical ethics that could itself Obama could reaffirm America's commitment to commission is the only body expressly mandated by the amount to a war crime.
international humanitarian law, restore its credibility when Geneva Conventions to investigate apparent transgressions it comes to denouncing violations by other states, and help of international humanitarian law. It can do this in ways The United States military, NATO and the Afghan reinforce the protected status of medical facilities in that even the most thorough American- or military-led government have begun investigations. Gen. John F. conflict zones.
Campbell, the leader of American forces in Afghanistan, said that the decision to attack was made in the American What is at stake is the ability of humanitarian Many facts about the attacks in Kunduz are already chain of command. President Obama offered his personal organizations to continue their lifesaving work at the front known. For more than an hour early on Oct. 3, an apologies to our international president, Dr. Joanne Liu.
lines of conflict.
American AC-130 gunship repeatedly strafed the main building of the hospital compound — which housed the We are cooperating with these inquiries and hope that Jason Cone is the executive director of Doctors Without Borders in the United States. This op-ed was originally published in the New York Times.
intensive care unit, the emergency room and the operating investigators discover and disclose the procedural theater — with great precision and tremendous firepower. calculations that led to this catastrophic loss of life.
Announcing the FPP
The attack happened despite the fact that our staff in Afghanistan and in the United States had shared the GPS But those findings will understandably be rooted in the coordinates of the four-year-old hospital with Afghan and context of military doctrine and practice, not international American military contacts as recently as Sept. 29.
humanitarian law. They will examine apparent failures to by: Darryl W. Perry follow the United States military's rules of engagement, For the last year or so I've been using a (now) popular The violence continued to unfold despite frantic calls from but they are unlikely to ask whether or not those rules of messaging app called: Telegram. I've been a fan of it for a our staff in Kabul and New York to military commands in engagement themselves comport with international few reasons mentioned by Brian Sovryn.
the United States and Afghanistan. And it occurred despite standards for the rules of war. We also need to know the It is cross-platform. It operates on iOS, Android, the fact that hospitals in war zones have protected status degree to which the lines between military and civilian Windows, OS X, Chrome, as a web app, and even in under the law of armed conflict, as enshrined in the targets have been blurred, so we can better understand the beta for Windows Phone. It's everywhere. Most Geneva Conventions and protocols incorporated into risks our teams in Afghanistan and elsewhere will face.
messaging apps, encrypted or not, can make that claim.
United States military law.
It is owned and operated by anarchist Pavel Durov, The Switzerland-based International Humanitarian Fact- who has done very well for himself monetarily, has Our staff members tried to get themselves and their Finding Commission, first defined by the 1977 Additional made it clear that the core services of Telegram will patients to safety. Those who weren't wounded treated the Protocols to the Geneva Conventions and officially always come at no charge, and they will not be injured however they could, including in an ad hoc established in 1991, exists to deal with situations just like beholden to advertisers. Ever. Following the attitude of emergency room in an office. Their efforts saved many this one.
a company is key, and Pavel Durov's attitude is right lives, but the assault still killed 23 people — 13 staff members and 10 patients, including three children — and A commission investigation could not only review the Now, all of that said. This wonderful open platform wounded more than three dozen others. The airstrikes facts of the Kunduz case; it could also establish a record of that Telegram is has started adding on a lot of features, destroyed the only emergency trauma care center in the violations of international law that appear to have and the latest one is the addition of "Channels." These occurred and set objective precedents of what is and is not function much like an RSS feed or a "one-way" Twitter tolerable in a conflict.
feed. You can follow the Channel, but you can't For us, it was a devastating event, the largest loss of life in interact with it, only the Channel operator (or other set a single incident in more than two decades. We knowingly Our call for an independent international investigation is administrators) can post content within the channel.
take the risks associated with working in active conflict not a political gesture, pursued solely because the United For me, Telegram has become a platform–not just a areas. But this attack tore through the protections afforded States was so prominently involved in the Kunduz attack. messenger–that is run by an anarchist, and that has all to hospitals in war zones, protections on which we rely and Just as our medical ethics and commitment to international the right features, and is in all the right places (cross- must constantly reinforce in order to establish and humanitarian law mandate that we treat all wounded platform, etc.) to help bring down (or at least get maintain lifesaving medical projects across front lines.
persons in a conflict zone — regardless of affiliation, race people away from) services like Facebook and others or religion, and regardless of how or why they were that without question explicitly or implicitly are Early statements from the military claiming that the injured — our founding principles compel us to highlight working with governments and alphabet-soup gunship fired in the vicinity of the hospital and not directly encroachments on the medical facilities through which we organizations. And any issues that Telegram does have, at it quickly gave way to admissions that American or deliver care. We have done so recently in Yemen, Syria, they can be fixed and updated, because at least we Afghan forces on the ground requested the airstrikes and the Central African Republic, South Sudan and other know the right philosophy is behind the service (read: that the hospital building was in fact the target. Assertions places.
that armed Taliban combatants were on the grounds of our hospital have been discredited, both in this newspaper and But if international humanitarian law is flouted, if Feel free to connect with me on (username: elsewhere. Neither our staff members nor Kunduz violations on this scale can be dismissed as a "mistake," @libertypenguin), and follow the "Free Press Publications residents reported seeing armed combatants or any fighting "the fog of war" or even just "a terrible tragedy," then all Channel" on Telegram: http://telegram.me/FreePress within the hospital compound before the airstrikes.
of our medical staff, projects and patients in conflict zones

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Code blue response-self instructional module

Implementing the ABCD's During a Code Blue Response in an Adult Patient Self - Instructional Module Objectives 1. List the components of SBAR 2. Recognize the process for initiating a Rapid Response 3. Describe the process for initiating a Code Blue Response 4. Define the responders responsibilities during a code blue 5. Identify ACLS medications that may be utilized during a code blue 6. Indicate the equipment that may be utilized during a code blue 7. Explain documentation guidelines during and after a code blue 8. Describe end of code blue care 9. Discuss post resuscitation care 10. Participate in crash cart review session 11. Interpret 6 basic EKG rhythms


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