I’m still nursing my wife back to health, but working on getting the radi9o show up, going to start with random shorts until i can get the full show up, keep an eye on http://www.uncooperativeradio.com
Our hopes and prayers are with this brave band of Americans. Brian and I look forward to talking to Snooper on our radio show; The Uncooperative Radio Show this week.
Update on Mon, June 6, 2011 at 7:11 by Registered CommenterMark “Snooper” Harvey
I am about to enter into a Greasy Spoon in Someplace USA where I will strike up the conversations that I have been talking about to many, many people. Many have said that they will follow me and some said that they will ride with me. This isn’t what this trek is all about. I am Callin’ All the Clans Together and that is all.
My small group is not interested in starting a war with anyone except the marxist-moonbats that do exist. The marxist-moonbats have thrown the first punch and all we are doing is finishing the fight that they started. period.
I started this trek by using the following: Sick and tired – marching towards the Constitution of the United States. This was followed by a meeting with The Men of Laredo. This was followed by this very article that I am updating right now.
We are not here to kill anyone.
We are not here to wound anyone.
We are not here to make anyone happy, either.
We will defend ourselves against the marxist-moonbats should they come and see at least myself because I have no idea what the other 42 are doing. Three of the 42 are bloggers and they just might be writing on this now and you will have to see who they are because I’ll not tell you.
Some are saying that I am a retired undercover and armed CIA man…and I am not. I am armed with the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. I have a copy of Madison’s Notes. I have access to Vattel’s Law of Nations. This is what I am teaching. This is what I am preaching. Period.
So, onwards and upwards and I will update as I feel I must.
PS: I ran out of the 100 copies of the USC so I will have to stop someplace and get some more copies coming and this is what I need the donations for as well as gasoline and food…I am sleeping in no hotels or motels…I have been sleeping in my truck.
On Thursday May 26th 2010 I was interviewed by Eric Olsen, founder of Montana Shrugged on his TV show Patriots Chronicle. It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to share my novel; Opening a Registered Nurse’s Eyes, with his audience. His daughter put the interview up on U-tube and here are the links.
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You guys are going to have to do a search on World Net Daily for this article because it was sent to me via e-mail. Aaron Klein is the author of the Manchurian President and we interviewed his co-author, Brenda J. Elliot on our radio show, the Uncooperative Radio Show last Sunday. So I know this piece was well researched.
From World Net Daily:
NEW YORK – In her undergraduate thesis at Princeton, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, lamented the decline of socialism in the country as “sad” for those who still hope to “change America.” Titled “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933,” Kagan opined that infighting caused the decline of the early socialist movement. She asked why the “greatness” of socialism was not reemerging as a major political force.
“In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness,” wrote Kagan, Obama’s solicitor general.
“Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nation’s established parties?” she asked.
We just did the story about this new movement on our radio show, The Uncooperative Radio Show last weekend. This event on Saturday is going to be interesting to watch.
Leading up to today’s “National Coffee Party Day” – the countrywide launch of a leftwing movement meant as an answer to the tea parties – a CNN article asked, “Will the Coffee Party rise to the scale of the Tea Party movement? Saturday is the first big test.”
If “scale” is indeed the measure by which the Coffee Party will be graded, however, today’s cup-o’-Joe kickoff has earned a resounding “F.”
Despite a news-media buildup over the past few weeks from CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, National Public Radio, Washington Post, Seattle Times and dozens of other outlets, the estimated 350 coffee houses hosting events around the country today welcomed mostly minuscule crowds.
Last year, the fledgling tea-party movement scheduled nearly 2,000 gatherings on April 15, Tax Day. Over the summer, tea partiers packed health-care town halls by the hundreds, overflowing venues and leading to lines running around the block. On Sept. 12, the crowd of tea partiers that flooded Washington, D.C., was estimated into the hundreds of thousands, possibly topping 1 million.
We will be keeping a eye on this movement and will probably do the story on the Uncooperative Radio show this weekend. I love it, the left and our elected “cockroaches” really believe that our Republic is comprised of “commies”. Well we shall see Saturday.
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By Susan Frances Bonner, author of Opening A Registered Nurses Eyes; A life Altering Journey Across North America
What’s a Travel Nurse? This is a question that I have gotten from numerous patients as I traveled the entire North American Continent, as a Travel Nurse.
So, with that said, I will give you a brief definition of what a Travel Nurse is; from travelnursejobs,org. “Due to a nursing labor shortage and nurse specialization in the early 80s, the travel nurse was born. A travel nurse is a nursing professional who works with a staffing company and typically works at a hospital or healthcare facility in a temporary assignment that is usually 13 or 26 weeks. Travel nursing started as a means for these facilities to fill scheduling shortages resulting from census increases, maternity leaves and vacations.”
I became a Travel Nurse due to the nursing shortage that occurred in North Florida in 1998. The only job I could get was as a Travel Nurse because I lived in a rural area and there were only two hospitals, very few Doctor’s offices and one Home Health Agency outside of said hospitals. I did work for the one Home Health Agency in my area, but was laid off because of the hospitals. (That story will be for another article in the future.)
Travel Nursing, in my humble opinion is the most unique form of Nursing in the field. For starters, you have to have the mind set of becoming an independent contractor. Now, most Nurses know what it means to be independent or we could not do our jobs. But most of us work for either a hospital or other organization. We are given a schedule, shift time and know what departments that we will work in.
When you are a Travel Nurse however, you more than likely will have to be flexible when it comes to all of the above. See, hospitals hire Travel Nurse’s to fill shortages and most shortages occur during evening and night shifts, weekends and holidays. They also usually occur on a floor or department which is very busy and less desirable to work on. And not every hospital will have slots open that cater to your area of expertise. I found this out the hard way. All of these factors have to be carefully considered before you even look for an agency.
Next consideration is choosing an agency. And there are many out there to choose from, which believe it or not is a good thing for you. More agencies mean more competition in the hiring arena, which means that you are more likely to get an assignment that you really want and fits your needs. This is the most important part of becoming a Travel Nurse and by far the most critical. As I alluded to in the previous paragraph, Nurses are not used to being independent contractors. This is where that roll comes into play and it is a hard one to master, at least it was for me.
Make sure you contact more than one agency at a time, while looking for an assignment. I made the mistake of jumping in with both feet with just one agency my first time out. I picked the first agency I found in one of my nursing magazines and ran with them. As I chronicle in my novel; Opening a Registered Nurse’s Eyes, I only learned more about contracts and agencies when I met another Travel Nurse during my first assignment. I call her my “Travel Nurse Guru”.
She taught me that I could solicit more than one agency at a time and I could do so even while working on my current assignment. Pretty cool, huh? It’s just a perk that comes along with being an independent contractor. I didn’t know that at the time, so I ended up taking an assignment with an agency that was very small, did not have many contacts and I got gypped out of a chance to bargain for higher pay and a better place to live. During my first assignment we lived next door to drug dealers.
Once you find an agency that fits your needs; (and please make sure you find one that does), you must be vigilant when you are constructing the contract. I have had so many horrible assignments because I did not cover all of my bases during the contract phase of Travel Nursing.
You have complete control over your contract with an agency. Do not let any agent or agency tell you other wise. Even though they cover you with medical malpractice insurance, pay for your housing, travel expenses and give you a bonus, your professional license is yours. You own it, and you must protect it. You and only you can dictate what you will do as a Nurse. So keep that utmost in your mind when drafting your contract.
I cannot emphasize how important the contract phase is to becoming a happy successful Travel Nurse. It covers your shift, your department, your salary, your living expenses, your living accommodations, your travel expenses and terms of employment, not only with the agency, but what the facility can, and cannot do to you. Be meticulous in this process.
My second assignment was a nightmare because I was not explicit in its wording. See, I since I had graduated nursing school, I had always worked weekends, twelve hour night shifts. So, as a Travel Nurse, I wanted to continue that trend. I found that I was more marketable that way. But when I went to my second assignment, I was told by the assistant nursing supervisor, “I am paying a lot of money for you and I will schedule you when ever and where ever I choose or need you. You are mine for the thirteen weeks you’re working here.” And she had that attitude because I did not stipulate, 7pm-7am weekends, ONLY! One word caused a lot of headaches for me. Don’t let it happen to you.
When you are a Travel Nurse, you visit many places, you see many different types of medical care, and you make a difference. Believe me; I have changed many a floor as a Travel Nurse by bringing my unique perspective to any given hospital.
During my last assignment I had renewed a couple of times because this particular hospital was near the home I owned in Florida. The hospital was in a hiring freeze and many of the Travel Nurse’s did not renew, so we were critically short of nurses. My patient care load went from six to seven patients, up to ten to twelve patients. Very sick patients as well. One night I had a very heavy load and was told I would be getting two more admissions, something I knew I could not handle and would be putting my patients’ well-being in jeopardy. I told the charge nurse I would not take any more patients for the reasons I have stated above. I also explained that if I did take on more patients, I could not safely give my patients proper care due to the acuity of my current load. She told me that she would have to call the hospital supervisor if I refused these patients. I told her to go ahead and that I wanted to talk to her as well about what was going on, on this floor.
The house supervisor called just then and informed the charge nurses that our “census” was going to stay the same for the shift. We would not be getting any admissions that night because we were short staffed. I found out later, that the house supervisor was diverting any new admits to less crowded floors that night. According to existing hospital policy, if a floor was short staffed the supervisor was to be notified and other arrangements had to be made. The key concept here was the notification of the supervisory staff. Would I have done that if I was a regular employee of this hospital? Probably not, but since my contract was with my agency and the hospital was a secondary note, I had the freedom to do the right thing by my patients and the other nurses without fear of being reprimanded. So, keep that in mind when you hit the road.
In conclusion, Travel Nursing is an exciting and challenging form of our Nursing Profession. One for the “not faint of heart”. But one worth exploring if the timing is right and one is up to the adventure. And it is an adventure.
The Original Uncooperative Blogger, my husband, Brian, already put up on this blog Our President Obama’s past associations. But I must bring up yet again, his Assssociations. lol Oh wait, commie associations. I should not laugh at this subject, but our state of affairs in this country is so blatantly out of control, outside the United States Constitution, and heading for utter destruction that; if I don’t laugh; I will cry. Please, please, please, people read the entire article and then go to all the links.
JERUSALEM – Was a far-left think tank partnered with the community activist group ACORN and founded with input from President Obama instrumental in securing the appointment of controversial White House “environmental czar” Van Jones?
A key member of the think tank reportedly was also a founder of a socialist party that, evidence indicates, included Obama among its members.
In March, Jones was named the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
His appointment drew criticism after a WND report exposing that Jones was as an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader. The Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck hammered away at Jones’ communist ties
As you continue reading this article this is what you will find.
While running for the Illinois state Senate in 1996 as a Democrat, Obama actively sought and received the endorsement of the New Party, according to confirmed reports during last year’s presidential campaign.
The New Party, formed by members of the Democratic Socialists of America and leaders of an offshoot of the Community Party USA, was an electoral alliance that worked alongside the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The New Party’s aim was to help elect politicians to office who espouse its policies.
Among New Party members was linguist and radical activist Noam Chomsky.
Obama’s campaign last year denied the then-presidential candidate was ever an actual member of the New Party.
But the New Zeal blog dug up print copies of the New Party News, the party’s official newspaper, which show Obama posing with New Party leaders, listing him as a New Party member and printing quotes from him as a member.
Sorry people, we here at the Uncooperativeblogger site and on our radio show strive for truth, justice and the American way. So, even if this was a false story, the actions of my President would make them true. Think about that. Actions are stronger than words.
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