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Minnesota Codifies Isolation of the Elderly by Predators Gaming the System

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Marti Oakley

May 19, 2018

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Numerous bills have been presented recently here in Minnesota as a result of the nursing home scandals that rocked the state. It quickly became apparent that the only people who were unaware of this looming crisis, were our state legislators. But reading through these bills, which are legislative monstrosities that are comprised of some of the most tortured and unintelligible language imaginable, it becomes readily apparent that the bills were not written by the legislators, but rather, by interested stakeholders who profit daily from the human trafficking of the elderly.

A recent change to the Minnesota Health Care Bill of Rights, looks on the surface to be a positive change for advancing the rights of those subjected to institutional health care while the estate is robbed. At first glance, it would appear that the legislature is securing the right of patients to be free from forced isolation by professional predatory guardians and conservators. But a closer examination reveals language that allows the very predators in the system, those who prey on the elderly with the intent to profit, to continue their trafficking, unimpeded

Pending the outcome of an enforcement proceeding the health care facility may, in good faith, comply with the instructions of a guardian or conservator.”

An enforcement proceeding? Gosh, I wonder how that will turn out? I would like to see an explanation of why a conservator (this person only controls the finances of the victim) would have any excuse whatsoever, for isolating the conserved individual. Guardians on the other hand, control everything and once the individual is guardianized they become chattel property. Meaning they become moveable property and goods. More

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Minnesota Gun Rights

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 The North Star’s ONLY No-Compromise Gun Group

I just got back from the capitol and I have an exciting update for you.

As you know, Representative Nick Zerwas was working a backroom deal to put the A18 Amendment on SF3019 which would destroy your data privacy rights with health care providers.

If his amendment were to become law, health care providers would be able to share your most sensitive information with any government agencies they see fit.

That includes your medical records, gun ownership, how much money you make per year, and virtually anything you’ve ever told your doctor would be accessible by government agencies to use as they please.

In the last couple days, gun owners POURED on an avalanche of pressure telling the legislature HECK NO on ANY gun control bills of any kind.

Capitol insiders were telling us that the phones were ringing off the hook and that the legislature was “freaking out”.

Minnesota Gun Rights was at the capitol all day to see the outcome of the vote and in the end, it went out with a whimper.

The bill was never brought up for a vote and the amendment was not offered up.

That doesn’t mean this amendment, or any gun-control bill for that matter, is entirely dead. More

Minnesota: Copper Mining Tailings Ponds are not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things (and Neither are Hydrofluoric Acid Storage Tanks)

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD – May 8, 2018

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An Open Letter to the Affected Mayors, City Councilors and Assorted Thought Leaders who Inhabit the Areas Downstream and Downwind

The first (of many) junior mining companies that want to mine copper in northeast Minnesota’s water-rich, relatively unspoiled forest and lakes region is the PolyMet Mining Corporation that is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

PolyMet is a Canadian Penny Stock mining company that you can buy on the NYSE for 81 cents a share. It’s peak share price over the past 12 months was $1.36 a share, but it isn’t on anybody “buy” list at the moment.

PolyMet has never mined anything in its life and has never earned a single penny producing anything of value. It is a front group for Glencore, a multinational mining, commodities and oil and gas trading company that is based in Switzerland. Both corporations prefer doing business hidden behind boardroom walls. PolyMet’s daily operations are mostly funded by greedy institutional investors and loans from the deep-pocketed Glencore. Neither corporation should have any credibility in the minds of right-thinking individuals. I will explain that statement later in the column.

In January 2011, Glencore and PolyMet, signed a secret agreement that guaranteed that Glencore could buy controlling interest in PolyMet with the right to convert it’s debt into equity. It is public knowledge that Glencore also has the rights to sell all the metal that is mined in the first 5 years of production in the world’s markets.

Contrary to PolyMet’s talking points about being good citizens by producing copper for all of our needs, none of the copper that is mined by PolyMet might ever be utilized here at home. More

Minnesota’s Benedict Arnold(s)

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The attacks keep coming.

Not just from Senator Ron Latz. No, not even from Dave Pinto or Linda Slocum, the author of HF 3022, the gun-control MEGA Bill!

Gun owners are being attacked by “pro-gun” Republicans, hell bent to make a deal in the misguided hope that it saves their political hides in the upcoming elections!

Gun owners well remember Lyin’ Scott Jensen (R-Chaska) who promised to OPPOSE any and all gun control when he was running for office in 2016 but then quickly sided with Michael Bloomberg and Ron Latz by sponsoring Universal Gun Registration this year.

Now, Representatives Anderson (HD44A) and Loon (HD48B) have joined the large list of “Benedict Arnolds” in St Paul by stabbing gun owners in the back and sponsoring last-minute gun control hoping that Bloomberg’s anti-gun organizations will sing their praises at election time.HF4473, if enacted, would “encourage” gun owners to go through a government “background check” whenever they give a firearm to a family member or sell one to a friend.

In other words, through fear mongering tactics gun owners would be browbeaten into making sure the government can track, trace and register more and more firearms in the state of Minnesota.

This is nothing more than a watered down version of Michael Bloomberg’s Universal Gun Registration designed to be more palatable as they shove it down the throats of Minnesota gun owners to curry political favor with liberal media like the Star Tribune.

But they aren’t the only ones. More

Minnesota: Boomers express fear of doctors & hospitalization

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Marti Oakley

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“Attendee’s reported that when they were hospitalized, they were given sedatives (chemical restraint) against their will. Add to this that many talked about the callous treatment they received by hospital staff, including at times (but not often), physical abuse. Virtually all in attendance were concerned that if they were hospitalized, they would never return home.”

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At a recent local meeting here in Minnesota with approximately 60 elderly individuals, 60 and over, several things caught my attention that I found alarming. The recent revelations about the lack of oversight, concern, and ongoing abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors in nursing homes was paramount, many fearing or believing that at some point they would end up in one of these houses of horror.  Reports of a senior in an assisted living facility, who had died two days prior without anyone noticing, must have terrorized these people even more.

The most relevant comments I heard during this meeting were:

Many were absolutely terrified of their physicians

Several spoke about the verbal assaults levied at them by their physicians for daring to question medications and the actual need for them. These assaults included threats of having them forced into nursing homes or other facilities (hospice?)for lack of compliance with prescribed medications. Many people spoke about the collateral damage caused by medications that had resulted in new medical conditions they had not had previously. Complaints about the medications in question, resulted in their physician openly mocking and deriding them and ended with various threats.

Drugs, drugs and more drugs

A general conversation followed with many expressing their fear of their own physicians and reported feeling threatened or coerced by them. Several reported that they no longer went for medical treatments as a result, unless their health was seriously impaired. Several reported being prescribed 6 or more medications for reasons they did not understand or for conditions that were not present but were prescribed as a “preventative”. More

Minnesota: Rucki Case Spins Out of Control

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The case against Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has turned to chaos and most of the blame can be laid at the feet of Dakota County Judge Karen Asphaug.

Grazzini-Rucki was convicted in the fall 2016 of deprivation of parental rights for hiding two of her daughters from her abusive ex-husband- her ex-husband David Rucki has been involved in a bar fighta road rage incidentincidents of stalkingonce stuck a gun to his son Nico’s head, and chased after his daughter Samantha on her thirteenth birthday.

(A full dossier of David Rucki’s violence can be found here)
The conviction came only after Asphaug denied almost all evidence of David Rucki’s violence and abuse

The maximum sentence for the crime Grazzini-Rucki was convicted of was one year and one day and probation was assumed for anyone with no prior criminal record.

Though probation was assumed since Grazzini-Rucki had no prior criminal record, not only did Asphaug sentence Grazzini-Rucki to the maximum but made her serve it fifteen days at a time over a period of six years.

Grazzini-Rucki was picked up for this crime in October 2015 and served approximately five months in prison awaiting trial largely because Asphaug set her bail then at $500,000, referring to her as a flight risk. 

She also served a month immediately after being sentenced and another three weeks for a probation violation.

As such, by the end of 2016, she had less than two months to serve. More

For Not Removing Blog Posts: Evavold Held Without Bond

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The Provocateur

By Mike Volpe

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Dede Evavold is in jail, held without bond: her crime, not removing blogs fast enough for a court.

This blatant violation of Evavold’s first amendment rights appears to be just fine with all involved: the sheriff, the judge and the media which have been covering the Rucki story.

The whole bizarre scenario started with David Rucki’s attorney, Lisa Elliott, filed an emergency motion on February 12, 2018.

“Ordering Respondent to immediately remove the entire post titled ‘Beaten Before Born: Sandra Grazzini-Rucki Assaulted While Pregnant – Rucki Wanted to Kill Baby Because ‘Wasn’t Perfect.’, dated December 18, 2017, from the Red Herring Alert Blog and /or any subsequent revisions to the post along with any reposts and/or posts to Facebook and Twitter, which is a direct violation of Minnesota Statue § 609.748, Sub.1a;” The motion stated.
Remarkably, the original blog in question was re-printed from another blog; the story originated on Justice for Grazzini-Rucki children, where it remains today.

The motion was still quickly granted and Evavold was ordered to remove the blog post immediately.

The motion was granted even though Rucki has had glowing coverage from local media and national media like 20/20 and it’s not clear how a blog would “harass” him as he alleged.

An email to his attorney, Lisa Elliott, was left unreturned. More

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