This seems to be the system used most ef- fectively in a number of states, includ- ing Florida. As many of you know. Alec Pearson is retiring in June. Alec, with his Paterson New Jersey sex personals, is responsible for our having the best state preventive dentistry program in the country.
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We have an excellent program planned at Pinehurst in May and I hope to see you all there. Newton Smith Groundbreaking ceremonies for the "Dr. Smith in recognition of his 16 years of work on the County Board of Health. In addition to Mrs. Dollie Smith and members of the Doctor's family, others attending the ceremony were U. He worked for the Dental Division of the N. A member Jacjson the national, state and local dental societies. During his 16 years with the County Board of Health, he served as Chairman for seven years.
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Three years of military service was ;in experience equal to a dental in- ternship. It convinced me that re- gimentation was not my choice. So I chose to return home inHouzewives year after my father's death, to a general practice.
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After surgery again in the medi- cations remained unchanged and the emphasis was waants on low cholesterol. Inafter the Hiusewives surgical arte- rial graft, the emphasis was switched to the triglycerides.
In after the seventh surgical graft and the leg am- putation, medications were changed completely. Today's daily mediations consist of two aspirin. Lan- oxin, 50mg. Hydrodiuril and 20 mg In- deril four times daily. Quinamm as needed for cramping. All of my attending physicians and surgeons believe such supplements are of ques- tionable values.
Mostly from publications — professional. Some men suggest mega dose of Vitamin E improves the circulation. I believe they consider a mega dose to be units of E daily. Now I have tried as much as units daily but don't ask me if I fee! I don't Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 and am not knowledgeable about tests that might be used as an indicator. Lib, I think diet has been a significant factor, and certainly the surgical advancements that have made it possible for me to undergo seven arterial grafts, a sympathectomy and an amputation.
Medications are not to be overlooked because today I have drugs available that did not exist even ten years ago. Also the Fat sexy women in Riviere Du Loup of physical and mental stress both in and out of the office must be an important factor. Dentistiy, at best, is known to be a hard profession physically. How in the world do you manage now? First, I learned to sit down and work, thus reducing the physical stress.
I am fortunate that I could limit my professional services thus reducing the mental stresses. I am grateful to my professional colleagues in the commu- nity and to my associates, Drs. Also, Lib, I try to schedule patients within my physical limitations.
Prolonged sitting aggravates what little collateral circulation that remains so I try to NorthCaro,ina a bit now and then — wanrs a coffee break with my patient or staff. You are bound to have been saddled with some gigantic hospital and medical hills. How have Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 man- aged those?
Saddled is hardly the word — strapped would perhaps be more appropriate. Challenges were pre- sented twelve years ago that I felt were impossible to manage.
Two children to educate, office overhead, Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845, surgical, medical costs and every day living expenses were just the beginning concerns.
Thank goodness I could not forsee the future! But we fulfilled two goals — the education of our children and our current financial obligations. Woman seeking sex tonight Glendora Mississippi known you so long and know your pride. But I think we need to realize what can happen to any of us and try to learn from one another's experience. Surely dentists have to stick together in bad times as well as good.
Lib, my good fortune, if one can look at it that way, is that I could return to my practice between these many temporary set-backs. As I have said, this was made NorthCarolona by the willingness of my colleagues to help "until I could get on my feet. The cooperation and consideration afforded me by our disability insurance administrators — J. Dental Group and M. Gesnerof the A.
Hoysewives stands to reason without our N. Now, Lib, if I had a word of advice to my fellow dentist it could be that each one take Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 to analyze their personal insurance programs and ad- Housweives them after careful study.
Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 know that each one is aware of what inflation has done to their home and office operating costs because they deal with them monthly. Too, frequently once a coverage has been utilized, it is impos- sible to increase the coverage or be included in a new program.
Sometimes an increase in coverage is available but usually at sizeable premium costs. Also be aware of cancellation pos- sibilities. Dental Auxiliary. We had our monies then going towards NortjCarolina kind of dental relief. I believe Dr. Spurgeon, before he died, needed some funds when he was con- fined to a nursing home in Hills- borough. I loved knowing we could help hardship cases when they arose - young or old. Of course our funds were funneled elsewhere.
I worry about fi- nancially crippled dentists. It could happen to any of us. I understand your wife. You are bound to have had added expenses the average healthy guy would never dream of Just how many old socks can vou dig into? RI LE Y: Old socks? Quite a number — and most have Looking for this friday friend from Vina Alabama in them!
But I'm not too proud now to not wear them! You are correct that Fay has 2 guys looking for top or vers to party or play and is paralyzed from her waist down and that home alterations were neces- sary. In addition we must employ someone full time to assist her at home during the hours I spend at the office.
But, Lib, rest assured I gain strength from her determination! We both feel the problems we have encountered are part of the over all plan of the Al- mighty. Just what part we are to play in the future rests with Him — so we only keep faith to continue one day at a time. I'm happy you mentioned dental re- lief. Last year Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 the three surgical procedures Housewkves the amputation which resulted in over five months of non- productivity, I was really brought to my knees.
Our financial resources were exhausted and I certainly had considerable anxiety about the future. Timely visits by several of my friends and colleagues suggesting that I swal- low some pride and apply to the Dental Relief Committee for assistance, ini- tiated action.
Until now I had stood on my own two feet — but now I only had onel I completed the application and forwarded it to our district committee.
I understand NorthCarloina there it is sent to the State and then on to the ADA. Out of this action, they granted me a four month financial assistance.
I again re- turned to practice but this time without the pressure of overwhelming indebt- edness and the anxiety of "getting started. Sexy lady wants sex Nashua New Hampshire I realized OHusewives was not totally handicapped only incon- venienced!
Lib, I do not know about the status of the dental relief funds today but I NortCharolina hope the funds of your auxiliary that were funneled elsewhere are being used to benefit the members of the profession in another meaningful way.
Are you glad you went into dentistry? Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845, indeed! After thirty- five years I don't think I could be happy nor derive the pleasure that I do from another occupation.
Inthis Commission made concrete recommendations from which we de- vised the North Carolina Master Plan for education beyond the high school, one part of our program for Quality Education. Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 read that report again last week because I have been concerned that we are slipping in some of our avowed purposes.
Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 I was interested then, as I am now, with improving the total of education.
I said many times in those years that North Carolina must support all elements of its educational resources, so it's just and right that I travel today from a great private uni- versity to the site of a great public uni- versity to emphasize that truth again.
When I accepted your kind invita- tion to speak here today, one of my staff members said, "What do you know about teeth? It's always a pleasure to be in Chapel Hill to see and talk with old friends. I'm getting sensitive to the term "old friends," maybe I should begin to say "friends of long standing! A lot of my classmates and friends wondered about my going over to Duke University, but I told them that Se just over there doing some much- needed missionary work.
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I am comfortable in both places, and I am glad I am. In thinking about my remarks to you today, I remembered the theme of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the North Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 NoryhCarolina of Housewives wants real sex Lasker, "A Quest for Excellence.
Now, more than ever before, as we plan for the future of education, it is the quest for excellence at all levels. That was the theme of The Carlyle Report, pointedly excellence for the University of North Carolina as measured by national criteria. In the early 's the people of North Carolina made a tremendous commitment to promote the future of North Carolina through better educa- tion. This had many implications.
It took into account the necessity for im- proved graduate training. It took into consideration the urgent necessity for upgrading our public schools. What was more dramatic, and perhaps more significant, it looked for new ways to reach people long left out of the educa- tional system of North Carolina.
The totality of our system of educa- tion was and is so crucial. Each ele- ment depends on all the others, and all levels depend directly on the quality of education provided in the elementary and secondary schools of our state and others.
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Some have opposed these tests, ar- guing that they are a denial of a stu- dent's right to an education, and that they are a means of further oppressing the poor and the disadv;mtaged. My friend Edwin Caldwell, a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board, put his finger on the main fal- lacy of that argument when he said that the message is being communicated to poor children that they can't learn.
That Greece ny horny w married women not an acceptable attitude. It is not so. The tests are screened for questions that reflect racial or cultural bias, and test only the competencies that every student, re- gardless of race or economic back- ground, should have to graduate from high school.
If education is in serious trouble, as much evidence suggests, minimum competency requirements and standardized testing in this state's public schools could stand as one of the Hunt Administration's most lasting achievements. In our quest for excellence in our high schools in North Carolina, we are making much progress. I think, in pro- viding educational opportunities for our students, including those who have special needs.
Our two Governor's Schools offer the state's brightest juniors and seniors experiences in academic and artistic study in their summer programs that they cannot obtain otherwise.
Our unique School of the Arts offers standard academic instruction and concentrates on train- ing for professional careers in music, dance, and drama. Our special concern for children with physical or mental limitations has brought a new sensitiv- ity to the school system. Our most re- cent major accomplishment in the State is the North Carolina High School of Science and Mathematics, which, if all goes as hoped, will open its doors in the Triangle area in the fall of I hope Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 we can maintain our educational leadership by challenging and successfully educating our poten- tial leading scientists and mathemati- cians.
One of the most far-reaching de- velopments anywhere in America was the development of the Community College Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 Technical Institute Sys- tem in North Carolina, truly universal in North Carolina's historical use of that word.
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Already it has made a marked difference in the economy of North Carolina. Far more important than that, Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 has made a difference in the individual lives of thousands of citizens, who have found enrichment of life, improved income, and a sense of fulfillment and contribution never before available to them. That system deserves our Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 tion and continuing support.
I hope that we cling to the concept that we have an institution now that has an open door for every ambitious boy and girl in the state, for every adult needing retraining, for every person, at any age, who needs to catch up on an edu- cation previously missed, or wants a fresh start in a new direction. Higher education has become the object of widespread skepticism in our nation today. The value of going to college is being measured by many, principally in economic terms.
And yet, we have to consider the individual lives of our people in all of these concerns about higher educa- tion. Our Secretary of Commerce, Juanita Kreps, told students recently at Berea College, her alma mater, "Berea is the most important influence in my life. And I suspect it is in yours as well. What you become in this short time is pretty much what you'll be the rest of your life.
Her statement could have been made at Cullowhee or Elizabeth City or Wilmington or any one of our colleges, and we must continue to seek the excellence that does make a differ- ence in the lives of their students. The same is true of our university campuses. The Carlyle Commission made this concern one of the most im- portant points of its study. The Uni- versity, then called the Consolidated University, was to continue to be the apex of our system of higher educa- tion.
I am not sure that is today the acknowledged goal. I am afraid that a great many people feel there is no need to set one campus apart from another, that all should be equal.
They overlook the need for a major graduate and re- search university to seek a special kind of superior excellence. The Carlyle Commission asserted, correctly I suggest, "the State, now and in the foreseeable future can afford only one university, and that one should be the best that intelligent leadership can build with the means available.
Our State Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 been a leader Adult want sex Fords New Jersey this century in education. It is my own sense of history that Chapel Hill made the difference at a crucial time. This old University, the first state univer- sity to open its doors, somehow knew even at the turn of this century where it was going, both attracted and de- veloped the leadership, and began to pick away at old prejudices, to pro- mote enlightened thought, and to en- twine a sense of the humanities in the education of the young people who came here.
Joined in the Consolidated University, of which The Carlyle Commission spoke, were State, which was making a national record in agri- culture and science and engineering, and Woman's College which was making history in proving the ability of women. But Chapel Hill was making the difference — that was its mission — to be the soul of the State. My hero, Frank Porter Graham, had the added insight that the University could not flourish in an intellectual desert, that it could not ignore its fel- low institutions.
It is also true the other way around. He said that the leader- ship must have "the intent in every case to broaden the base of excellence for a higher advance by all and to urge the highest to yet higher reaches of achievement.
It would be a drastic mistake to reduce support of the Uni- versity in order to seek Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 mistaken goal of avowed equality. We cannot elevate our general condition by pull- ing down our leadership. State and Chapel Hill are leaders by national evaluation. It serves no institution for these to be pulled down. With the shrinking job market for persons with graduate degrees, we often hear the gloomy admonition to cut our graduate school enrollments, to eliminate many of our programs, and to offer more practical training.
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Large, flashy, with three bars and an extensive dance area, the club demanded fashionable dress of its patrons and charged fash- ionable prices for its liquor. The owner was a wiry, balding man in his late sixties.
Monsieur F. Under his approval, certain patrons in whom he took an interest were shown to a back room where a gaudy opulence pre- vailed. Fur couches, gigantic clam- shell love seats set in alcoves, silk draperies of overly loud colors, gilt cocktail tables with stupified cupids sporting unisex derrieres for the Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 voyeuristic, and complimentary drinks for the lucky invited few.
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Only through the father's wisdom was the son's foolishness averted. It was in that back room and under relaxed social condi- tions that I first heard what a real live member of the public thought of den- turism.
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I spend a lot of money on her mouth. But, you can say," he added with a wink, "it's such a pretty mouth, it deserves the best. I told you, I only get the best for her. My son too, he goes to the same man.
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Can I get you another drink? The clinic had been open nearly as long as the den- turists were legal, close to two dec- ades. During the first five years, the clinic had operated in the red, but the sixth year saw black, and the profits have continued to the present day. No one is refused care unless healthy teeth still exist in the mouth.
The staff con- sists mainly of dentists who have come out of retirement to work part-time; many think it is the healthiest move they could make in their later years because the clinic affords them a con- tinuous sense of being needed and ren- dering a service that is a logical exten- sion of the careers they spent so long to build. Moreover, the majority of Adult want casual sex Holmes mill Kentucky 40843 patients are senior citizens, and there exists a camaraderie between patient and doctor that age alone establishes at once.
Like Monsieur F. Now that dream is a reality. You can visit the clinic and dance at the disco right now; they are both real places of business in Van- couver, British Columbia. I returned from that Canadian visit in December of with an amazing number of quickly learnt experiences. I had met legal denturists and visited their offices.
I had visited with the dental associations' representatives in Ontario and British Columbia. I had met a denturist's patient who showed me that he was satisfied completely with what my Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 eye told me were Looking for Albuquerque New Mexico travel buddy dentures, an opinion confirmed by Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 dentist colleagues who were with me.
And I had been told by Canadian dentists that the dental profession in the United States will not believe what hit them when denturism comes to town in the lower forty-eight. The Canadian dentists told us back in the year of the Bicentennial that their U.
They also warned us of the "it can't happen here" syndrome which they promised we American dentists would fall prey to, just as they themselves had from province to province. Well it has happened here, and hap- pened on a big scale. American pub- lic in the late seventies: If a necessity, such as food can be gotten as a discount, then the consumer will head for the sale.
If dentures can be bought at wholesale, then the con- sumer will do so. If you don't believe me, then listen to these doleful num- bers. On November 7, the voting public of the state of Oregon cast the following aspersion on the dental pro- fession by the Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 of ballot box; the unofficial results of the initiative Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 allow denturists to work directly on the public in the state of Oregon, with With that overwhelm- ing majority vote, the citizens of Ore- gon have instituted a law that abro- gates all the protection of the public so many have worked so hard to ensure.
Nearly seventy-eight percent, ladies Adult dating Black River New York gentlemen, voted against all the health arguments, voted against the dental profession, voted for the incep- tion of an epidemic, voted for one of the worst types of denturism legisla- tion. This is the official reaction from the Headquarters building in Chicago: Oregon law no longer protects the public from the potential for inferior denture care rendered by indi- viduals who are not trained to provide total denture care or total dental health care to patients.
This lack of protection of the public health is likely to impact most heavily on the elderly citi- zens of Oregon. To consider complete denture care as simply the mechanical fabrication of dentures is to ig- nore the essential anatomic, physiologic and psychologic considerations. Association therefore urges the citizens of Oregon to choose wisely those individuals who Sexual adventures Torrance Pennsylvania the necessary educa- tional training and qualifications to provide their denture care.
So why such alarm at Ore- gon's action? The Maine and Arizona Acts placed the denturist under the supervision of a licensed dentist; Ore- gon's initiative does not. Specifically, the legislation which becomes effective on July 1, per- mits denturists to provide complete dentures directly to the public.
Also, it establishes a seven member State Advisory Council on Denture Technology under the Health Division of the Oregon Department of Human Resources to administer the law, such Council to be composed of; 3 laymen 2 dentists 2 denturists. The prescribed Women seeking sex tonight Patton Village re- quirements to be licensed as a den- turist in Oregon give the applicant two options: To ensure that the Health Division does not attempt to increase the edu- cational requirements, a prohibition against the Health Division prescribing additional education or training re- quirements in excess to those specified in law is clearly defined in the language of the law.
An oral health certificate is required from a dentist or a physician dated within 30 days prior to treatment by a denturist. The certificate must state the ". As a bit of irony, most likely unin- tended, the law requires the Health Division to establish policies and criteria for the assessment of the qual- ity of Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 practice of denture technol- ogy. In other words, quality assurance mechanisms will be instituted for the denturists in Oregon.
That is what the fine print says. But if you think that the voters in Oregon were not given the opportunity to ap- preciate fully what they were voting on, let me read to you the ballot title as it appeared on every ballot right beside the box where those seventy-eight percent checked "yes". Treatment requires dentist or physician's certificate that oral cavity is free from disease and suitable for denture. Any dental in- Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 policy covering any service which may be performed by denturists must cover denturists' services.
Major provisions of Act effective July I, ". What the voters did not read, al- though the media campaign by the dental profession stressed that the un- qualified person would be allowed under this law to work in the oral cav- ity, is this: If that fact doesn't feel like a slap across the face of every dentist in this country, then there are a lot of malfunctioning maxillofacial nerve endings among the profession.
There exists some question about the con- stitutionality of that section and a few others in the law which will be closely examined by legal counsel to deter- mine whether or not the law can be challenged.
But, remember, a bad law is still law until it is removed from the books through due process. Let us, appropriately, begin with ourselves, our own actions and attitudes as a profession.
Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 dentist whose appointment book is filled and whose patients ap- pear satisfied with his work sees little threat to his everyday routine. Even if denturism passed in his state, the probabilities are that he would con- tinue to practice the same way with the same patients.
After all, the denturists Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 going after those people who can- not now afford or so the people think to go to a licensed dentist. The den- turist is not trying to steal this doctor's patients, so why should a dentist worry? That is the basis for the non- involvement of the average dentist with a good practice.
And yet, I can tell you with truth that when dental teams in Oregon took their dentists' patient lists and called to ask for support for the family dentist's stand on denturism, incredible num- bers of voters, already in the dental delivery system, replied that they wanted a choice of dental providers, that they wanted a forced reduction of fees through this legislation, and that they were in support of the destruction of a monopoly.
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If one took the time to read more than the headlines, one would have seen that in response to the question, "How much confi- dence do you have in the following in- stitutions or professions?
One could hardly believe with convic- tion that the remaining percentage of the public, namely the majority, would be supportive of the dental profes- sion's stand on Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 with inherent controversy, such as denturism. Yes, we should emphasize the positive, but let us make sure that we are dealing with a real positive before we con- gratulate each Hosewives on our mutual wonderfulness. For every two dentists who belly up to the bar at dental meetings to tell each other about the glories of den- tistry, two other dentists are at the other end of the bar Fuck buddy in texarkana for each other's philosophical throat.
This in- house bickering, these differings Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 beliefs, lead as much as apathy to in- effectual public relations. If you don't agree with the strategy of access as a viable and NorthCarolin solution to the public's Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845, then step aside and allow your colleague who does believe in ac- cess to Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 out his plan.
Because, folks, access works; and all the argu- ments against access, including the fallacy that provision of low cost den- ture care will lead to a coerced reduc- tion of all fees, fall flat in the face of successes such as Florida and Idaho.
Those two states defeated denturism legislation this year on the strength of their access programs. Senator, Mr. Rep- resentative, we have Housewlves need for den- turism in this state or for any other low cost care from unqualified individuals because, by God, the dentists of this state are already providing care at re- duced fees for those who need finan- cial assistance for health care needs. We take care, Senator, of the elderly and the indigent; we make available.
Congressman, care at prices that can be afforded by those segments of your constituency which are on fixed in- comes. I know you have begun working xex in North Carolina on a program to in- crease access to dental care for those who are in need of it.
I commend you for it. But I urge those of your mem- bers who disagree with the need to ad- vertise the availability of that access — not once, but continuously — to tuck their difference of opinion away in the closet with pneumatic drills, and let those of you who appreciate the drastic need to communicate the existence of such programs to the public get on with the job of good publicity.
At its most NorthCaeolina premise, advertis- ing purports simply to inform that a service or a product is available.
Only the unethical turn advertising's Black man for Portishead lady ous cheek to the camera. Advertising is merely communication. Some peo- ple communicate better, more clearly, and more honestly than others; such is also the case with advertising.
Hire yourself a public relations firm to get your message of available care out to the public in a form that is informative Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 correct. The American Dental As- sociation has established policy through its House of Delegates to en- courage advertising of access by your local and state societies.
You will not be faulted; you will be lauded. Those states which have advertised the avail- ability of reduced fee care — and Florida and Idaho are far Woman who fuck Yichang the only ones: You owe it to yourselves, to the pro- fession, and most importantly to the public whom you are trying to serve, to take a leadership role in this new ap- proach to public education and the resolution of unmet dental needs in Let s fuck in waynesville country.
If you want help from the American Dental Association, we stand ready and eager to assist you. Enough internal criticism. We are in no way solely responsible for the pres- srx situation.
Other factors beyond our control have made significant con- tributions to the Oregon results. If you feel that the dental profession has been singled out for attack these days, you are missing the global point. Dentistry is currently caught in a backlash of consumer revolt. Because, as citizens, we want government programs that will protect us from fraud, abuse, and poor quality in everything from the foods we eat, to the airplanes we ride to the drugs we take, we have allowed a governmental bureaucracy to exceed the boundaries of its powers.
Under the white banner of consumerism, the Federal Trade Commission has infil- trated its cadre of lawyers into areas where it ought not to be. Health care may have business aspects to it, Housewices its primary characteristic is a million DNA strands removed from business.
And don't misunderstand, the FTC's comprehension of that sentence is wantts below yours. Allow me to illus- trate.
In the Commission's own words: The staff of this office believes that many non-dentists could also competently take im- pressions and fit dentures, and so could provide dentures of a qual- ity equal to that required of den- tal licensees.
We further believe that such persons are likely to provide denture care at prices substantially below the prices at which most such care is currently offered in this country. By sub- stantially reducing prices to con- sumers, denture care would be- come accessible to a great number of consumers who can- not now afford it.
As denture care becomes more accessible, the in- cidence of Housewoves and incom- plete dentures is likely to decline. We have identified no risks in the denture care process or in the failure to obtain related dentists' care that would House made Greece sex to outweigh this health benefit. It would further permit such persons to sell dentures to dentists and to purchase dentures for resale from dental laboratories.
Moreover, in the absence of a personal reputation for superiority or other characteristics making these firms peculiarly desirable as a source of denture care, these firms would be required to com- pete with dentists on the basis of price. And assuming that restric- tions on the form and operations of these firms are as limited as the restrictions on dentists' practices would be under the Suggested Act, these firms would also have to compete with each other on the basis of Housewibes.
Thus, in con- trast to the use of dental pros- thetic auxiliaries, denturism would not only create additional firms to compete in supplying denture care, but firms whose ability to compete would depend, in large part, on providing such care at lower prices.
No personnel need recoup the costs of the training and edu- cation necessary to provide a full range of dental services, or for that matter, even prosthetic ser- vices other than complete den- tures. Nor need an investment be made in equipment and supplies to perform those other services.
This will clearly reduce the costs to the Ontario, Oregon, OR, 97914 of providing denture services.
Presumably, competi- tion among such firms will re- quire that these cost savings be passed on to consumers. In other words, even while serving much fewer patients than practices which in- clude a dentist, denturist prac- tices can be both profitable and low priced. This is no small con- sideration in light of the fact that approximately f of our eden- tulous population resides outside of standard metropolitan statisti- cal areas, in rural areas where population density is low.
Moreover, whether located in central cities or rural areas, den- turists Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 offer to low income consumers some of the variety in practice setting which is now available only to those who can afford to pay higher prices.
This non-price factor may be espe- cially important with respect to denture care, in which psycho- logical factors may determine the success or failure wqnts treatment. The simple fact is that rural areas contain insufficient numbers of edentulous persons who are in need of first-time or replacement dentures to support a denturist. The Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 in Ontario has deteriorated even in the metropolitan areas where denturists have dried up the pool of edentulous mouths: Those who are hanging on to their denturism vo- cation are now seeking legislation to allow 2785 to provide partial dentures directly to the public.
Denturism's main characteristic is that of inherent obsolescence. The proof can be shown through computer simulation of population growths, pre- ventive dentistry orientation, reten- tion of teeth by larger and larger num- bers of people, and the trend toward the elimination of the edentulous mouth as a human condition.
The public is in revolt. We are at the threshold of an economic revolution which may or may not be realized. The proposition 13 type of tax relief legis- lation is spreading; people want to es- cape from rising costs. Dentistry is caught in the crossfire of the FTC, the denturists, and an insurrecting public. Social change is progressing at an ac- celerating rate, and dentistry must keep abreast of that uot.
Your handpieces may one day contain laser beams to eradicate decay; and you will adapt. You have in the Houswives, and you know you will in the future. Well, some of the future is here today, and you must adapt.
Have you noticed the pattern of denturism legislation which has thus far been passed? The four mechanisms devised to date for the prepayment of dental services for groups are: Dental Service Corporations.
Insurance Companies. Closed Panels. Self Insured Plans. How are Dental Plans Adminis- tered? There are three sub headings: It should be clear that the ADA ef- fort of a 92 word description of the Horny women in Cassville, WV reimbursement approach to providing dental benefits is consider- ably less than its "coverage" of the other mechanisms for providing dental benefits.
Small wonder then direct reimbursement is not a commonly un- derstood mechanism among dentists for providing dental benefits. One might even wonder if direct reim- bursement could exist under such be- nign neglect by our national dental as- sociation. There are exciting opportunities for management, employees, and dentists with this approach to dental benefits. The purpose want this article is to in- form you of some of these opportuni- ties.
Direct reimbursement is an innova- tive non insurance approach to pro- viding dental benefits to patients with the greatest cost effectiveness and flexibility of benefits. Direct reim- bursement is now showing promise of eventually becoming the major mode for providing effective, cost con- scious, easily understood dental ben- efits to employees, and executives. Many direct reimbursement plans are now operational for medical ex- pense including dental and are in- creasing identifiable.
They can be seen in professional corporations although many dentists do not have much dental expense as the result of professional courtesies family farm corporations, small corporate businesses, executive reimbursement plans, and are now be- coming increasingly visible in corpo- ration plans covering employees.
Often these plans are hard to identify since most reimburse the beneficiary on the basis of their paid receipt — hence it is unnecessary for the patient to disclose coverage to the dentist. Having been actively engaged in promoting the Bill Payer which was developed in cooperation with Thomas J. Reidy III " or Direct Reimbursement Concept for three years, I am now quite pleased to see independent ben- efit consultants recognizing its worth start promoting it to management Jackskn with whom they are advising on how to set up self insured medical plans for companies.
Bottom roller through in- creased cost for dentists initiating and com- pleting insurance company forms proximately individuals for dental benefits through the indepen- dent efforts of Mr. Ben Davenport. Davenport is a management con- sultant on medical, dental, optical and life insurance benefits for employees. Davenport feels the concept is a very simple workable method of pro- viding dental benefits with a great deal more cost effectiveness for the com- pany.
On dental-medical plans they will calcu- late costs separately, but usually won't tell you what the relative portions are. In addition many companies i. It is on the basis of these priviledged comments that I be- lieve in addition to Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 own evaiua- WINTER-SPRING tion we can expect direct reimburse- ment to become the major mode for providing dental benefits in companies up to about 3, employees wherever active informed benefit plan consul- tants exist.
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Easily Understood — The em- ployee patient understands his ben- efit as it is simply stated in dollars or percentage i. Fraud Control — The most effec- tive imaginable! Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 the patient's benefit is stated in dollars, and pay- ment is made to the employee up to his or her stated maximum limit there seems to be a very little opportunity for fraud.
The employee who submitted a fraudulent receipt would receive pay- ment of dollars which he has earned through his own labor since the ben- efit was provided in lieu of a certain cash wznts.
If the company should wish to spot check, then a program of serially numbered receipts from the dentist and spot check calls from the personnel manager where a problem is suspected would allow your Jacison to answer yes or no that the informa- tion provided by the personnel man- ager i.
Patient benefits — Through the excellent cost effectiveness the patient obtains Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 much larger portion Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 the money allocated for a dental benefit as actual dental care. The plan can also be structured so as to allow the patient access to his dental benefit dollars for any type of dental treatment without exclusions for periodontics, crown and bridge, orthodontics, so called "cos- metic dentistry," or the company using the least expensive alternate treatment concept to deny yot of much of the patient's cost.
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Small Firms — In addition to Houzewives Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 the above advantages small firms have additional advantages by selecting di- rect reimbursement. Small firms may not receive the same "insurance pack- age" as major corporations for the same premium dollar as the third party tries to protect itself against adverse selection i.
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The last four points could also apply to larger companies. Allows combining of several desir- able benefit plans into one package. In general the desirability of benefit plans has been hospitalization, physician fees, dental care, and then vision.
This last year in. Was one of the problems that many of the employees thought dental care was Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 benefit they might not utilize as much as cash? The combina- tion of dental care, vision care, Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 unreimbursed medical expense ex- penses not covered by the basic hos- pitalization — physician plan in a single direct reimbursement package makes sense for both the patient and the company, and should not be objec- tionable to the dentist.
It cleariy af- fords the patient our major consid- eration a better choice of how he zex she needs or chooses to use "their" money. This approach should have definite cost effectiveness advantages for the employer over the possible al- ternative of three different insurance plans!
A company can set up a direct reimbursement plan by any of the following three methods: No trust — Here the payments are made directly from the com- pany's treasury. A Trust regular. The four Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 diana companies establishing a di- rect reimbursement plan involv- ing dental benefits this last year fall into this category. Each of these companies already had an sexx trust for their self-insured activities in the medical field so dental benefits were added to the existing trust.
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Quality Control — Dental Societies provide the services of peer review committees where there is thought hlt be Housewkves quality or communica- tion problem. Many insurance com- panies utilize these committees and the recipients of direct reimbursement can do likewise. Suggested direct reimbursement plans. There appear to be large numbers Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 different possible plans, but I believe that most of the variations will stem from the following three suggested methods.
Average expenditure for dental care will vary by individual, family, and geographical area of nation. Determine dollars available: Provide for company treasury or trust fund to hold balance of moneys not paid out due to underutilization and add the unused moneys from the expiring year with next year's con- tribution to increase either: Choice of which option or combi- nation of options will be the unions but might also reflect managements concepts.
Method applies to any future years contibutions. Administration 1. Pay on basis of employees paid receipt wqnts dentist. Waiting period of six months. Applies to immediate family and dependents under Can be used for any dental ex- pense. Payment will be made from com- pany treasury or trust fund regular or c 9. Company builds fund on basis of 11 cents per hour per employee.
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Receipts pre- sented to Personnel Office? Need to determine interval at which company will pay i. Six months waiting period Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 eligible for any benefit. May want to utilize same waiting period as is al- ready customary in plant or trust fund. Company pays from treasury or trust fund regularly or c 9. Company keeps Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 reserve fund and any balance at the end of the year as a result of low utilization is carried over to allow possible improvements in benefits next year.
Second Alternate: If union wants to hold expense to 10 or 1 1 cents, and there is insufficient enthusiasms for a dental plan alone, then a combined dental-vision benefit will assure that more union members or employees might receive a benefit from the plan. In conclusion, all of you as individu- als have the opportunity to construc- tively influence dental prepayment in your community with the direct reim- bursement approach. Utilization of this material is much like farming.
The seed must be planted, fertilized, en- couraged, and then harvested with varying yields. Time and patience is required to involve an employer or a union as they need Jacksin study, under- stand, and consult with others i.
We are only now beginning to be able to prove to doubters how valuable a tool direct reimbursement can be to the public Housewlves helping wats the cost of health care which they are receiving by elimina- tion of unnecessary bureaucratic costs. You have many personal con- tacts and many of you will find that you yourself were able to introduce a sound, fair, cost effective, direct reim- bursement plan for dental benefits into your community.
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While there's not enough room to address them all here, our concerns included cultural sensitivity, access to information and medical care, special concerns for homeless women, drug addicts and prostitutes, access to holistic and alternative health care, and above all, hope for a cure.
Surprisingly, "Access to Clinical Trials," a hot political topicwas far down but not off the list. As one woman put it: We have always been taught not to question or criticize authority, especially doctors. We've been taught to do what we're told. With HIV, this has to change. Theoretically there's a lot of information out there, but Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 often superficial and written in a way that many people don't understand.
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Neglect of the epidemic is homophobic, racist, and an increasing threat to the health and welfare of women and children. If the AIDS activists who went before us have taught us anything, it's that we can be victims and hang out waiting to die or we can become actively involved in fighting for our lives and for the people we care about.
Those who have been living here for years are denied the opportunity to legalize our status. Many of us have made the United States our home, worked, paid taxes, raised our children, and built new lives here. For some of us, U. By denying us legal status, undocumented Hiv-positive women are Looking for a state Hungary to live a life in hiding, afraid to seek services and support.
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I got Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 know Mark when we were both involved in the planning of the national demonstration at the FDA, demanding approval of lifesaving medicines.
Mark was one of the thousands of people for whom AZT and pentamidine and other prophylaxes — the hot news of the late 8os —prolonged life, bought them some time. Not enough time. Richard losty died at the end of the year.
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Richard and Mark were always in conflict over how the movement should be developed. I loved both of these guys, and I am left with sadness and a cold anger. Eleven years, three antivirals, hundreds of promising treatments "inthepipeline. Almost no one is spending any money on AIDS prevention.
And we are on the eve of destruction: In my more despairing moments, I think it is the end of the world. Yes, there is reason to hope. There is an explosion of scientific investigation and practical medicine for opportunistic infections and possible antivirals with real power. Some governments have made a genuine effort to combat AIDS. Instead, AIDS has become normalized.
We are all too numb to grieve as each of us accumulates a hundred dead friends. We are all too busy managing our own health. Richard said it best: But I don't want just the appropriations either. The first trend is that people with AIDS are playing a diminishing role in their own healthcare and are being displaced by profes.
Reluctance to listen to PWAS has been evident throughout the history of AIDS, but is now accelerating, as medicine and case management become more complex. Few of us want to be doctors or social workers, but we do wish to be in charge of our own lives. The assumption that expertise is superior to personal experience is not exclusive to medical doctors and bureaucrats. For years we have demanded care and services for people with AIDS. Now most cities, and even rural areas, have agencies to offer organization, expertise and truly committed helpers to us who have HIV disease.
AIDS is big business now, and both agency revenues and individual career growth are attractive prospects that draw more and more professionals. HIVnegative social workers, case managers, medical experts have gravitated to work in AIDS as the epidemic grows more respectable.
We are the subjects of the epidemic; we are the reason AIDS agencies exist and raise money, the reason those compassionate professionals have jobs. One example should suffice: However, agencies rejected suggestions to combine their efforts and distribute psychiatric resources in common. Virtually no applications were made for support groups, programs of medical information for patients, or any services that would help individual PWAS cope with their own problems.
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Of course, emergency funds seem to go nowhere in communities of color where people experience healthcare as another of the oppressive structures of control. Ask if his or her life affords opportunities for sober reflection on transmission risk and condoms or injection drug hygiene. Ask historians if any epidemic in human history has been ended by the social engineering of behavior.
No, no, no. In developed countries — except for the U. In the U. In developing countries, me question is dosed: In all countries, people with AIDS have had to fight wim government or private doctors to make them treat us as we want to be treated.
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Adult Dating in Canada, medical experts have refused the requests of PWAS for approval of new treatments. In every case, innovation has come only when PWAS themselves have turned their requests into powerful demands. This process of mutual aid appears to. On die individual, personal level, this means we stay healthier if we actively supervise our own healthcare and help each other through the problems of life.
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It is indisputable that bureaucrats and social workers are reluctant to heed that claim. I realize the limitations of this model, which is based largely on the experience of upwardly-mobile gay white men in a large city in the developed world.
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However, I am convinced that mutual aid through organizations of PWAS is possible and useful to the developing world and to the disenfranchised in the developed world. At the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, PWAS from the Americas, Africa and Asia shared the common experience that if we are active on our own behalf, we maintain better health and maintain our ability to contribute to our own fellow Match making service cost. Sharing our experiences and extending a network of mutual support across cultural, racial, economic and gender boundaries will be an essential task of the international fight against AIDS in this second decade.
The professional medical systems and government-sponsored planning bodies will need our accumulated knowledge. I know that active advocacy—with my doctor, with my community organizations, with my government— gives meaning to my life as it did to my friends Mark and Richard.
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The choice is ours. Please think carefully. I didn't. Consequently my choice turned out not to be in my best interest nor in die best interest of the gay and lesbian community. What choice am I talking about? I am talking about the choice between whether or not individual gay men and lesbians should sign up for the u. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or any of their respective reserve units. I am talking about die choice between whedier or not the gay and lesbian community and their friends should support President Bill Clinton's campaign promise to allow gay men and lesbians into the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
I say "No! Don't go! Don't change the law! Who are you? I wasn't openly gay in was in denial about my gayness. Four out of my thirteen months in Vietnam were served on the front lines as an assistant machine gunner. My job was to help kill other human beings whom I didn't know. When I wasn't on the front lines, I was helping to resupply my friends who were. Who am I? I am an openly gay veteran who now wants his gay and lesbian community to wake up.
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This is why I say "Don't change the military policy. I don't. I am an openly gay veteran who wants all minority communities to wake up and realize that all of us have been duped throughout history. I get confused by die way my community and every minority community thinks about the United States military. All of us have been duped into killing for a dominant, white, male, Single ladies seeking casual sex Kingsland society Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 reaps benefits only for its wealthiest and most powerful members.
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I still see sexism in. What makes the gayaoi lesbian community thinktk homophobia will stop jus because President Clintonlegaily allows us to serve in tin U.
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Manyseeitasariteof passage into manhood. The list goes on; all of the reasons have some validity to them. But the bottom line remains the same. As gays and lesbians in the United States, we grow up learning that it is better for society to openly kill other human beings than it is to have a society where people of the same sex can open: Now, inif President Clinton does change the military policy to allow gays and lesbians into the Armed Forces, it won't change the deep-rooted homophobia in this country.
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We will educate ourselves and future generations of gay men and lesbians that the military-industrial complex that exists in the United States of America never Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 minority people as people.
We are mere pawns to them. The main reason I agreed to write this article was to try to reach as many members of my gay and lesbian community as possible.
It really is major decision time for us. We need to be honest with ourselves and to answer two basic questions regarding our community and the military. First, what is the purpose of the military? The fact is in its most basic form, a military is used to decide issues by killing other human beings.
It is that plain and simple. We should think about it. Is protecting the privileges of some rich and powerful families who control governments reason enough for us to offer up our lives or to take the lives of other human beings? People live or die because of the choice we make. The second question our community needs to ask is: What's in it for us? Will society stop being homophobic if the military is the first to welcome us into its ranks?
It hasn't worked for other minority communities. It won't change things for us, either. Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 will continue to happen is that the bigots will be able to continue getting us to do their killing for them.
I suggest to my gay and lesbian community that it is time for us to abandon having President Clinton change the military policy to include us. Let's make this the last civil right that gets changed rather than the first. I would rather see a federal law passed stating that gay men and lesbians will not be discriminated against in any employment or in any other manner before we are given weapons and told to go to places around the world to kill people we don't even know.
I would rather see an equal rights amendment passed for women before we tell lesbians they are cleared for combat duty. I would rather see a federal civil rights act passed before another minority young person volunteers to die for a society that in years has never gotten its elected officials to build a nation without killing as its way of achieving liberty and justice for all.
Please, my gay and lesbian community, let's not be duped into thinking that we will be gaining some huge human right if President Clinton does reverse the military policy of allowing gay men and lesbians to serve within its ranks. And if President Clinton is able to keep his campaign promise to our community, then please, my gay and lesbian community members who really want to be a part of the U.
Yes, Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 will do a good job just like so many from our community before you have done and have proven by their excellent service records. Yes, you will gain rank and income. Yes, you will feel big and powerful and that you are making a difference in keeping America safe and strong.
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And yes, you will be continuing the killing and maiming of people around the world so that the world's arms dealers can keep their profits and keep the world from ever being a peaceful place.
But, you need to know that you are not and will not gain respect or equality for our gay and lesbian community. You will not be making the world a better place.
All of us need to decide if we want true equality and justice for our community. We need to decide if we want the world to know that gay men and lesbians changed in to become the teachers for peace rather than uniformed robots for a military-industrial complex. The choice is ours! Michael Job came out as an openly gay veteran in In he traveled to Nicaragua with a veteran's peaa delegation as an openly gay veteran.
He became the board chairperson for Veterans Peact Action Teams from to In he traveled to El Salvador, where he was in solidarity and a witness to FMLN wounded combatants seeking soft medical evacuation from El Salvador as guaranteed by the Geneva Conventions. In he traveled to Baghdad, Iraq, as a veteran with n delegation sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Currently, he is an openly gay middle-schoolteacher in San Francisco.
For eight months of ,1 worked in Oregon to NorthCraolina a constitutional amendment to make homosexuality "abnormal and perverse," sponsored by the right-wing religious-based Oregon Citizens Alliance. In the style of wars, the highly-charged, emotional public focus of the assault hid more base motives.
The public attack in Oregon was ostensibly against lesbians and gay men, defended on moral terms these people are. The larger design sx to gain control of the public agenda by the religious right — to gain "territory" in a war that seeks domination over women, people of color, lesbians and gay men, all Looking for my Hilo1 blonde girl are different from dominant groups yet desire autonomy and freedom.
As in war, the violence was both physical and psychological. The terrain of physical violence was scattered with the firebombing deaths of a lesbian and gay man, random attacks by racist skinheads, desecrated churches, vandalism of gay and Naughty wives want casual sex Massena organizations, sabotaged cars, and assaults.
The psychological violence sought terror through name-calling, hate graffiti, and countless hate phone calls and death threats. The OCA even more effectively used a propaganda of lies and distortion to attack core values and self-worth among lesbians and gay men and to undermine their standing within the larger community.
This was done using the classic fascistic tactics of scapegoating Husewives dehumanizing. In this assault, lesbians and gay men were described as "animals," "abnormal and perverse," "unnatural," "an abomination of God," people who "eat feces," "spread disease," and "prey upon innocent children.
Further, Lon Mabon, the head of the OCA, when conceding defeat, said diat diey would be back in January seeking signatures for a new constitutional amendment fashioned after the successful Colorado amendment. In this one, they would employ what they had learned from this campaign and omit words like "abnormal and perverse" and "pedophilia," and it would be on the ballot in Thinking themselves in a war of "family values" and "no special rights," the OCA, as part of the religious right, no doubt viewed the Oregon campaign as just one skirmish in a major war for which they have bountiful resources and people.
And, as fundamentalist Christians, they feel they have plenty of time—until the end of the world. Who are we as responsible humans? How do we want to relate to one another? What kind of community do we want to live in?
Who gets included, who excluded? It was a fierce moment in an ongoing debate about this country's ability to be fully democratic and the meaning of democracy. Because the OCA forced this debate to take place in a cauldron of hatred they had created, many people were hurt; but many found themselves made stronger and clearer in their individual lives and in rhe life of their community.
The lessons we learned are critically important for shaping the response to the religious right, proactively advancing our rights, and developing our vision for a more fully inclusive, democratic society. In many ways, I left the Oregon campaign with a reaffirmation of what I knew when I went there in Januarynow tested: Many of my hopes for the campaign were not met.
Expediency often won over movement hkt. Decisions were made to keep a lesbian and gay presence and issues away from the forefront of the campaign, using polls to substantiate that victory could not be reached if there was too much visibility. The process of inclusion of people of color in all stages of the campaign was sacrificed to the strategy of expediency which called for the more comfortable use of white people in leadership roles.
Rural areas were ignored or treated shabbily, because they were not seen as vital to the victory, since they held so fewvotes compared to urban areas. The end seemed to justify falling back on the most entrenched forms of hierarchical decision-making and uses of backroom power. The campaign drained off Housewiives resources. This is a goal in all of the right-wing attacks against our communities: For a year and a half, the lesbian and Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 community and most of the progressive community were forced to give scant attention sants other compelling social issues such as homelessness, hunger, violence against women, HIV infection, neo-Nazi hate sx, breast cancer, joblessness, the welfare of children and teenagers.
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In Oregon, the campaign was strengthened by people and organizations all over the state who were not directly affiliated with the No on 9 Campaign but were NorrhCarolina to do NorthCarilina difficult and loving work of trying to educate ordinary people about a group of ordinary citizens within their midst, those who call themselves lesbian and gay.
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Because of them, the OCA was deterred in its attempt to demonize and dehu. A big lesson of Oregon and Colorado for me was that this is not a series of strategic battles that will be won or lost Artist for hot granny dating sketch Belt ballot initiative to ballot initiative, from lawsuit Older Salem Oregon amateur tour guide wtd lawsuit.
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It is an ongoing movement, flowing toward justice still, that place of moral being. Seeking control, the religious right Housewives wants hot sex Jackson NorthCarolina 27845 to dam and divert this river. While resisting attacks, our task as targeted groups is to find our place in this broad civil rights movement. I do not believe we will succeed as separate groups, if we Jackaon our issues as distinct and different from those of odier oppressed peoples. We have to put our lives with each other, understand our connectedness, and act in solidarity.
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We do not need coalitions and alliances only when under attack; we need them all the time because our issues are interrelated and ongoing. Our work is now, not some time in the future. Through attacking us, the religious right has put all of our issues smack in the middle of the public debate. It is our work to use this debate to educate the public about justice and NorthCraolina and the ways to bring about change that includes the well-being of all people.
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