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Full solar eclipse visible from KC August 21, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM

Please do not view the eclipse without full eye protection (you need welders goggles or specially designed glasses). DO NOT USE REGULAR SUNGLASSES. (They are not strong enough and you could have retinal burning and even permanent blindness as a result.)

 

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Family Health Care is located where the eclipse will be visible 99.97% (not quite full). Join us for a safe viewing party between 12:30 and 1:30 PM on Monday August 21, 2017.

 

$5 includes your own personal safety glasses and refreshments. 

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Robert E. Lee was a good general. For a number of reasons, Lee chose to fight against the United States of America and for the right for white individuals in the confederate states to own people- slaves. He was on the wrong side. He made a choice. He led hundreds of thousands of men in the wrong direction. He and his ilk should not be venerated. There is no comparison with any of the giants (albiet flawed) of our nation like Washington and Jefferson. The comparison for Lee is closer to Benedict Arnold- wrong side. SLeeMD

 Heather D. Heyer was only 32 years old and while she meant to stand up for her beliefs, she did not know she would be forced to sacrifice her life in protesting the abhorrent beliefs, statements and behaviour of the white supremists who were marching for the purpose of elevating their meanness, bigotry and hate. Nazism cannot be legitimized in our country. Many good people gave their lives to protect the world from the beliefs Nazi's voice.
 
 
We cannot compromise our values. It is more important now to make our stance known. FHC stands for justice for all people and with Heather Heyer. SLeeMD

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion … People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,”  Nelson Mandela quoted in Tweets on 8/15/17 by Barack Obama.

 

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Of interest- a letter regarding the erection of statues about war: 
 

"Lexington, VA., August 5, 1869.

Dear Sir--Absence from Lexington has prevented my receiving until to-day your letter of the 26th ult., inclosing an invitation from the Gettysburg Battle-field Memorial Association, to attend a meeting of the officers engaged in that battle at Gettysburg, for the purpose of marking upon the ground by enduring memorials of granite the positions and movements of the armies on the field. My engagements will not permit me to be present. I believe if there, I could not add anything material to the information existing on the subject. I think it wiser, moreover, not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered. Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
R. E. Lee."
  

 
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The "Q" on Quindaro- Re-Opening the clinic to serve in the NE of KCKS

 

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John McKain - a hero in war, a hero in his life, a true hero in the senate. The senate adjourned at almost 2 AM 7/28/2017 after voting down the terrible health care bill with the Democrats and three Republicans- Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and a heroic and pivital vote "nay" from John McCain (Arizona). Thank you to these senators and Missouri senator Claire McCaskill who listened to their constituents and did not bow to special interests and partisanship. Sorry our Republican Kansas senators Jerry Moran, Pat Roberts and Missourian Roy Blunt lacked the courage and consideration to work for a health care system that will help more Americans and hurt fewer. We need to fix, not end the work of the ACA. SLeeMD

   
 

 ‘Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.’- Reverend Martin Luther King.

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.- Robert Kennedy

 

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How States like Kansas punish the poor for being both too poor and not poor enough...from the Health Foundation of Greater KC- click here

 

NPR Report- Study shows poverty reduces life expectancy by years...

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