Friday, November 17, 2017

--Hidden camera tells true story of how veteran died in nursing home-------The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t breathe. Then it shows the nurses laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine and fail to take life-saving measures.------What next? Are nurses going to do a victory dance while a patient expires?



What next? Are nurses going to do a victory dance while a patient expires?
So utterly depraved.
The nursing home didn't want you to see the video.
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This horror should lead to charges. What the hell? So care has improved? Nurses are now saving lives rather than laughing over deaths?
The family of 89-year-old James Dempsey of Woodstock, Georgia, sued the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2014. A statement from the centre says care has improved since then.
ATLANTA — Several nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded the courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.The video shows …
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http://torontosun.com/news/world/tv-station-video-shows-nurses-laughing-as-89-year-old-man-dies


TV station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old man dies

Published:November 17, 2017
Updated:November 17, 2017 5:20 PM EST
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ATLANTA — Several nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded the courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.
The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t breathe. Then it shows the nurses laughing as they try to start an oxygen machine and fail to take life-saving measures.
The family of 89-year-old James Dempsey of Woodstock, Georgia, sued the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2014. A statement from the centre says care has improved since then.
But WXIA-TV/11Alive says the nurses didn’t surrender their licenses until this September, after it sent The Georgia Board of Nursing a link to the video the nursing home fought three years to keep secret.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=264&v=lU6NlK3OQDc

Hidden camera tells true story of how veteran died in nursing home





--Blocking citizens from commenting on MLA Facebook pages and rejection of e-mails. -----------Hi, Thank you for this information. However I note there is no appeal process to ask for reinstatement of the blocked citizen's ability to post nor is there any ability to query why posts are removed in the first place. This means that decisions are made according to how the government of Alberta's censorship entity--thinks it should operate and may not in fact reflect any sort of reasonable decision making. Such decision making without appeal or verification does not meet the requirements of a democracy where citizen participation is respected and encouraged.

Censorship by GOA for any damn reason is unacceptable. It represents a corruption of democracy that should be heartily protested by all mummies.
I see no reason for government to decide which of our comments on their FB pages are unacceptable. I mean really. Just who do these folks think they are? They are employed by US. We don't work for them. And they think they can do whatever they want to do because they are powerful.
This sucks big time. I think the only way to counter this arrogance is to make it public.
anti-democratic acts, Blocked from Jason Kenney's FB page, blocked from Margaret McCuaig Boyd's FB page, blocked from Shannon Phillips' FB page, citizens blocked on Rachel Notley's Facebook page
aa From: Julie Ali < Date: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:55 PM Subject: Re: Alberta Connects To: Office of the Premier <Premier@gov.ab.ca>, e...
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From: Julie Ali <
Date: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: Alberta Connects
To: Office of the Premier <Premier@gov.ab.ca>, elizabeth.thompson@cbc.ca, investigations@metronews.ca, submit@calgaryherald.com, Lorne Motley <lmotley@calgaryherald.com>, newsroom@globeandmail.com, edmonton whitemud <edmonton.whitemud@assembly.ab.ca>, info@ombudsman.ab.ca, tim.cartmell@edmonton.ca, Matt.Jeneroux@parl.gc.ca, justin trudeau <justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca>, Diana Daunheimer <


Hi,

Thank you for this information.

However I note there is no appeal process to ask for reinstatement of the blocked citizen's ability to post nor is there any ability to query why posts are removed in the first place. This means that decisions are made according to how the government of Alberta's censorship entity--thinks it should operate and may not in fact reflect any sort of reasonable decision making. Such decision making without appeal or verification does not meet the requirements of a democracy where citizen participation is respected and encour
aged.

I encourage politicians to allow free discussion of all topics including those that they consider problematic such as the topic of pollution caused by the oil and gas industry.

It is also troubling for this citizen that the decisions made to limit free speech are limited to specific MLAs and not others. How can you explain these discrepancies in blocking voters by specific MLAs?

 Are some MLAs thin skinned while others accept robust expressions of dissent?  I mean if your criteria are exact and universally applicable---would this not mean that the comments by Diana Daunheimer would be removed by the free press, social media sites such as Facebook as well as all the MLAs she writes to? Instead we have the problematic situation as noted in my blog post below where specific MLAs are censoring her right to free speech.

In any case I don't think this sort of censorship is appropriate. We pay for all of the staff at the government and we should be allowed our communications with this staff. 

We should also not be having our e-mails rejected as I pointed out to the folks at Alberta Connects. Just who do y'all think you are that you can reject my comments to y'all?  I have a perfect right to comment on any and all issues and each of my comments are unique and do not qualify as spam.  Please check your filters as a government to ensure my comments do get through to y'all. For those specific staff who are rejecting my e-mails as if they are independent contractors please inform them they are employed by us--the people of Alberta. Our communications may be left unread by them but should not be subject to the ignomy of rejection.  This sort of junk would never happen if public employees respected their bosses of the citizens but instead we have them being disrespectful in all the ways possible. Shameful.

If staff don't like this sort of communication by mothers like Diana Daunheimer and myself---maybe they should not be employed by us?  Diana Daunheimer and I are good citizens. We pay taxes. We write about harm done to our families. If newspapers publish our comments, if Facebook doesn't have any problems with our communications why should government? There is only one answer here. Government is sanitizing the information on the Facebook pages of MLAs. This is anti-democratic.  Mr. Kenney also does the same sort of junk and all of these anti-democratic politicians should be exposed as the anti-democratic people they are. 

I am especially concerned about the removal of Diana Daunheimer's comments from the Facebook pages of specific MLAs.   She is a knowledgeable investigator of the oil and gas industry and the lobbying done by all and sundry to ensure that the oil and gas industry interests are protected. By removing her comments you deny other naive citizens of her knowledge of the insider moves and influence the industry lobbyists have on our government hires who are perfectly capable of providing exacting legislation for corporations to protect them and provide subsidy to them but is strangely unable to do the same to protect citizens from health issues, pollution and failed oversight by the AER. 

None of the comments by Diana Daunheimer that were censored meet any of your criteria for removal other than this handy dandy catc
h all restriction:

  • any other message that the forum moderators feel will not add to the normal flow of debate.

In my opinion, removal of her coments is just not right.  I believe democracy requires the acceptance of dissenting voices from all citizens. To censor dissenting voices such as that of Diana Daunheimer for presenting impact statements about the failures in government performance represents a breach in the social contract.   It also represents a deliberate modulation in the information available to citizens that limits our ability to participate in a democracy and hold our government accountable for failed representation of us at all levels.


I encourage the NDP party, which is strangely copy catting the PCs of the past--- to refrain from such anti-democratic behaviour and consider the chilling effect it has on citizens when they realize that our political parties are only interested in representing corporate interests at the expense of citizen interests.

I also encourage journalists to report on what I consider infringements of our right to freedom of speech in public forums by government and it's public bodies. We already have poor representation from our political hires.  To find that this poor representation is exacerbated by curtailment of our right to free speech is another blow.  If  we have no sort of way to express ourselves on public sites because of censorship this is simply bad for democracy which is already in bad shape in Alberta and Canada. Inverted totalitarianism, corruption of the social contract, and the major influence of lobbyists requires that we be able to dissent about these matters and change what is in Alberta and Canada---deMockracy. 


I provide you with my link to my blog post. It got a lot of views as noted below.



Sincerely,

Julie Ali





Wednesday, November 15, 2017


--Diana Daunheimer shared CBC News's post. November 9 at 9:12am · In our province, I have been blocked two weeks ago, by Environment Minister Shannon Phillips, for posting about non-compliant formation gas emissions by our home, and she has deleted over a dozen of my postings on the public health and environmental hazards from hydraulic fracturing operations in our community. I was just blocked yesterday, by Energy Minister Margaret Mc-Cuaig Boyd for posting the AER pipeline incidents by Pembina Pipelines, on her video of the ribbon cutting for their new office in Grande Prairie.------------Modulating and controlling public discourse is anti-democratic and happens all the time in Alberta.



On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 1:37 PM, Office of the Premier <Premier@gov.ab.ca> wrote:
Dear Ms. Ali,

Thank you for your email regarding Premier Notley’s Facebook page.

While we encourage and value thoughtful and constructive discussion and debate, we do reserve the right to moderate comments to maintain a respectful atmosphere. Moderators of the page reserve the right to remove anyone from this page who is not following the below guidelines. These include, but are not limited to:

·         Personal attacks: Engaging in personal attacks on any individual, including other posters. This includes name calling, commenting on other’s appearances and persistent trolling.
·         No Hate Speech: Attacks based on race, gender, sexuality, religion etc.
·         Language: Comments that include aggressive, coarse, violent, obscene, or pornographic language
·         Spam or advertising: Content that is spam or advertising, including repeatedly posting the same thing.
·         Anonymous posters: Posters who are anonymous or not using their real name. Anonymous posting violates Facebook’s Terms of Use.
You can find the full Government of Alberta social media comment policy online at: https://www.alberta.ca/social-media-comment-policy.aspx. Albertans are always welcome to share their views with the Premier by email at premier@gov.ab.ca.

Best regards,
Leanne Stroh
Assistant Director, Premier’s Correspondence Unit
Government of Alberta

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To: Office of the Premier
Subject: Alberta Connects

Received by Alberta Connects : 2017-11-15 10:49:00.0

Title : Blocking citizens from commenting on MLA Facebook pages and rejection of e-mails.

Hi, As you may or may not know I am blocked from yapping on Rachel Notley's Facebook page. Diana Daunheimer is blocked from commenting on Shannon Phillips' FB page as well as Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig Boyd's page. What is the government policy with reference to blocking citizens from free expression on government sites? Can you provide this policy to me so I can post it on my blog? I believe that the censoring of diverse viewpoints is anti- democratic and impacts the free expression rights of citizens. I believe an investigation is required into the deliberate censorship of comments that do not reflect the views of politicians At this time may I ask why my e-mail is being blocked by the government of Alberta? Don't you all think this is a bit childish? Also will I have to write to this site every time I want to contact the MLAs? Can you find out what the problem is as I want to provide my views to the MLAs since I am blocked on various FB pages? Thanks, Julie Ali
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