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Cracker Barrel’s Easter Heat ‘n Serve Meals is coming to Concord, NC

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Cracker Barrel and Operation Homefront are partnering up in April to offer a wonderful event to our Military and Veteran Families! Cracker Barrel’s Easter Heat ‘n Serve Meals is coming to Concord, NC on April 14th! Families that register to attend the event will receive the following: You must register for this event to participate.

 

    • 1 Spiral Sugar Ham
    • 1 32oz Roasted Turkey Gravy
    • 1 Tray of Yeast Rolls with Butter Packets
    • 1 Pan of Blackberry Cobbler
    • 1 Gallon of Sweet Tea
    • 1 5lb-Pan of Mashed Potatoes
    • 3 Sides – Mac N’ Cheese, Carrots & Green Beans

 

These meal kits offer enough food to feed 6-10 people a wonderful Easter dinner. Before registering, please keep in mind that you must be able to go to the event location at your designated time on April 14th, in order to pick up your items.    No one other than the individuals registered can pick up your items for you. You also must bring valid ID. There will be no alternate date or time offered to pick up your meal kits. If you will be unable to pick up a kit on April 14th, please DO NOT register for the event.

 

In order to attend and receive a meal kit for your family, you must register at https://events.operationhomefront.org

 

  • Once there, please click on “Military Family Login.”
  • If you are a returning user, please enter your login information.
  • If not, please click on “Create New Profile” in the top right corner.
  • Once you have completed your family profile, you will be able to register for the event.
  • Log back into your “Military Family Login” and Click “My Registrations” to see the registration in the “Upcoming Events” section. Click “Register Now!” If the event is available in your area.
    Complete the registration form and click Submit

 

Why Rejection Hurts So Badly

Republicans in the North Carolina legislature on Wednesday took the highly unusual step of moving to strip power from the incoming Democratic governor after a bitter election that extended years of fierce ideological battles in the state.

North Carolina's New Govenor Roy Cooper
North Carolina’s New Governor Roy Cooper

After calling a surprise special session, Republican lawmakers who control the General Assembly introduced measures to end the governor’s control over election boards, to require State Senate approval of the new governor’s cabinet members and to strip his power to appoint University of North Carolina trustees.

Republicans also proposed to substantially cut the number of state employees who serve at the governor’s pleasure, giving Civil Service protections to hundreds of managers in state agencies who have executed the priorities of Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican.

If the measures pass the legislature, where Republicans hold large majorities in both chambers, and Mr. McCrory signs off, they would significantly hamstring the new governor, Roy Cooper, who takes office in January. Mr. McCrory conceded the race last week after a nearly monthlong challenge of the vote, a hard-fought race that followed four years in which unified Republican control of state government brought a wave of restrictions on voting access, abortion and gay rights.

Democratic leaders accused Republicans of trying to undo the election results. “This is an unprecedented, shameful and cowardly power grab from the Republicans,’’ said Jamal Little, a spokesman for the state’s Democratic Party. “After losing the governor’s office, the G.O.P.-controlled General Assembly is attempting to hold on to power that voters took away from them.”

Now children your history books will change, lets review:

What or Who is the Governor?

Each of the 50 states in the United States has a governor, who is ultimately responsible for how the state is run. State constitutions delegate different duties and requirements for the role of governor, such as the number of terms a candidate may be elected for the office and the age requirement to run. The rules for the line of succession vary, as do the responsibilities of the role. There are some significant similarities, however.

In the United States, a lieutenant governor is a person who serves as the second in command to a governor and takes the governor’s place if he is unable to serve for some reason.

Oath of Office for Governor

The Governor, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall, before any Justice of the Supreme Court, take an oath or affirmation that he will support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the State of North Carolina, and that he will faithfully perform the duties pertaining to the office of governor.

loserSore Loser Rules

Try to make the Winner look like a loser

Why Does Rejection Hurt Us So Badly?

The honest truth is that rejection sucks. Rejection hurts now and will in the future.  Rejection comes from Latin, meaning thrown back. When we are rejected, we feel not only halted but pushed back in the opposite direction of which we were headed.  Okay, you have just received the swift blow of rejection knocking you off guard and what happens? First, you are stunned, disoriented from the blow. You feel weak and helpless. Your body begins to shut down, as you lay there paralyzed from the injury. As human beings, we are extremely sensitive to rejection, especially forms of social rejection. We have a strong motivation to seek approval and acceptance.  When we don’t win we could care less about the rules or others feelings.  So know you know the explanation for McCrory’s complete lack of characteristics behaviors known as integrity and morality after losing to Cooper.

“Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.” –Proverbs 16:12

Sources: New York Times, Psychology Today, The Bible

Updated – Medicaid & CHIP in North Carolina – Family Planning = Birth Control!

North Carolina has not expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults and or the homeless

January 5, 2107 – Update –

According to The Christian Monitor – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) said Wednesday he plans to expand Medicaid to cover an additional 650,000 people, despite his predecessor having signed a law that expressly prohibits such a move.

Republican State Senate Leader Phil Berger described the governor’s plan as a quote “brazenly illegal attempt to force” Medicaid expansion upon state taxpayers.

Wow, “brazenly illegal” right after attempting to “brazenly” strip the new Governor of North Carolina of his duties – well that’s in another story see – rejection.

Seriously folks, I would like to start with some moments of awareness.  Did you know that in the Middle Ages –  a time between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century, mental illness was described as one having a possession of evil spirits?  Interestingly enough the King James Bible states from the book of Corinthians – Wherefore whosoever shall eat of this bread, and drink this cut of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.  For this cause many are weak and sickly amoung you, and many , the author, is indicating that those that do not believe when taking communion shall fall to sickness in the body.  There are folks today like Christian Scientists that believe only in prayer and meditation to relieve all sickness vs. making a doctor visit.

I’m not so sure that homeless men and women (including Veterans) mother’s and children in the beautiful state of North Carolina are either Christian Scientists or even believe in prayer and meditation to relieve their mental and/or physical health issues.  Secondly it was the duty of the King (Governor, Senator, etc.)   to protect the land of the idiots and provide them with the basic necessities of life.

The King who would (in the 21st century be known as the “State”) would take or should be taking the responsibilities of the citizens that fall under the mental illness and/or in need of healthcare category.   Additionally, the Elizabethan Poor Laws and the Poor Law of 1601 can fall under the category of DSS, DCF or Medicaid.

The Title 19 program stems from the 13th century. The idea that relief for the poor was the responsibility of the Church yet how many churches can actually show proof positive that they are financially involved in helping with the fudiciary, judiciary or medical needs of the poor.  Sure they have annual coat drives, food pantries, chicken dinners and raffle tickets, but when was the last time a church in your neighborhood took up a collection for wound care or cash payments for medicine for uninsured children and their families?

It would appear that folks have always been thinking of ways to assist those in need. It also appears that perhaps that only happens outside of North Carolina’s uninsured population.

 

Original Story- Medicaid  CHIP in North Carolina – Family Planning = Birth Control!

 

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Medicaid is a health and long-term care coverage program that was enacted in 1965. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was established in 1997 to provide new coverage opportunities for children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but who cannot afford private coverage. Both Medicaid and CHIP are administered by states within broad federal guidelines and jointly funded by the federal government and states.

 This page outlines key characteristics of Medicaid and CHIP in North Carolina and provides documents and information relevant to how the programs have been implemented by North Carolina within federal guidelines.

North Carolina Medicaid/CHIPEnrollmentAvg July-Sept2013Total September20160600,0001,200,0001,800,0002,400,000

Period Enrollment
Avg July-Sept 2013 1,595,952
Total September 2016 2,020,076

As of September 2016, North Carolina has enrolled 2,020,076 individuals in Medicaid and CHIP — a net increase of 26.57% since the first Marketplace Open Enrollment Period and related Medicaid program changes in October 2013. North Carolina has adopted one or more of the targeted enrollment strategies outlined in guidance CMS issued on May 17, 2013, designed to facilitate enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP.

The Federally-facilitated marketplace (FFM) offers coverage in North Carolina.

In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2014, North Carolina voluntarily reported 12 of 18 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid/CHIP Child Core Set. North Carolina voluntarily reported 0 of 10 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid Adult Core Set.

North Carolina has not expanded coverage to low-income adults… Here’s the thing a homeless woman who is over the age of having children receives 1 physical exam a year and access to birth control – they call it family planning?!

Source: https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/by-state/stateprofile.html?state=north-carolina