Monday, July 19, 2010

Lars' old stomping grounds

2010 - 2013

Tillamook County Health Department (TCHD) serves a rural area of 1,125 sq. miles and population of 25,845 people in Tillamook County, Oregon. The Health Department has been providing public health services since 1974.

Many low-income residents (14%) live in the service area, including a rapidly growing number of Hispanics, listed at 7% of the county population but more likely in excess of 15%. Of patients accessing TCHD 18% are Hispanic.

Special problems exist for the Hispanic population who are likely low income and not insuranced, but who also have language barriers to access local prenatal providers. The TCHD staff helps Hispanic women to get connected to prenatal and perinatal providers.

The service area has seen an increase in immigrants from Mexico and other Central American countries over the past ten years, and people of Hispanic ethnicity represent the largest proportion of the minority groups. About 30% of the students in the Tillamook School Districts are Hispanic. Differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds can be a major barrier to health care. Concerns about immigration status, poverty and language differences prevents people from seeking health services when they need it.

Government drones actually sit around and draft these reports. We fire employees who investigate rapes at the state police crime lab but have money for diversity workers to worry about illegal aliens seeking taxpayer funded health services.

Thankfully the reports do result in very important action plans:

(page 24)
Staff Development Planned
July 2010
Cultural sensitivity Training

Quick, somebody cut 9% from the prison budget so we can make sure that this stuff continues!


Robin said...

I am shocked that Tillamook County Health Department would do such racial profiling.

Anonymous said...

But But illegal immigrants don't get any benefits, but really, but

Pres. Hussein's Auntie does too, but no way but this is good for the economy but but

NEXT? as reported in The Washington Post...(soon we'll also have Millions of Chinese-American babies to support also)...

For many pregnant Chinese, a U.S. passport for baby remains a powerful lure

By Keith B. Richburg
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 18, 2010; A01

SHANGHAI -- What can $1,475 buy you in modern China? Not a Tiffany diamond or a mini-sedan, say Robert Zhou and Daisy Chao. But for that price, they guarantee you something more lasting, with unquestioned future benefits: a U.S. passport and citizenship for your new baby.
Zhou and Chao, a husband and wife from Taiwan who now live in Shanghai, run one of China's oldest and most successful consultancies helping well-heeled expectant Chinese mothers travel to the United States to give birth.
The couple's service, outlined in a PowerPoint presentation, includes connecting the expectant mothers with one of three Chinese-owned "baby care centers" in California. For the $1,475 basic fee, Zhou and Chao will arrange for a three-month stay in a center -- two months before the birth and a month after. A room with cable TV and a wireless Internet connection, plus three meals, starts at $35 a day. The doctors and staff all speak Chinese. There are shopping and sightseeing trips.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to copy this part...(Snakeheads soon to be swamping T.C.H.D.)

'We are not snakeheads'

Zhou and Chao insist that everything they do is legal, noting that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, says anyone born on U.S. soil has the right to citizenship.

"We don't encourage moms to break the law -- just to take advantage of it," Zhou said. "It's like jaywalking. The policeman might fine you, but it doesn't break the law."
"We are not snakeheads," he added, using the common term here for Chinese gangsters involved in smuggling illegal immigrants.

Anonymous said...

AMERICANS, Join the "not really breaking the law" Party...go to Woodburn/Hillsboro...get fake ID...fill out new W-2...claim 9 kids...get subsidised "Migrant" housing/electric/phone/nat gas/College grants/O.H.P./T.A.N.F./B-fast & lunch/Vote for D's/etc...get more back in EITC, than paid...Big Brother will send "Culturally Sensitive" Union drone, to make sure you get everything for "Free"...HEY everyone else is doing it!

Who was that dumb law abiding American who such thing as a free lunch...

Robin said...

another reason why we should take another look at the 14th amendment.

On the other hand, knowing our greedy government they might follow the Chinese example and start selling US citizenship...

Oh wait, that's what comprehensive immigration reform does. "Pay back taxes, paid a fine..."

MAX Redline said...

The issues are entirely different. Illegals from across the border are (a) here illegally, (b) taking jobs and services, and (c) in many cases, committing other crimes as well.

Just today, the Zero reported that an OSP trooper busted a couple of hispanics with over a hundred pounds of dope after pulling them over for speeding outside of Medford. What they didn't report, of course, is that both are now lodged in the Jackson County jail with ICE holds on them.

Now, by contrast, these Chinese folks are coming here on valid tourist visas, which they do not overstay. They enter and leave on first-class flights, and they spend money while here. In brief, not only are they committing no crime, but they are adding value to the economy of California.

While it's reasonable to suspect that the agency has negotiated "bulk rates" in order to lower costs, the fact is that this is money coming in, not money going "home".

Many of them are simply doing this as a legal means for circumvention of China's "single child" rule; the child's status as an American citizen affords her immunity from Chinese enforcement measures.

While I have long advocated for clarification of our 14th Amendment to accurately reflect its original intent, it is a mistake to conflate the entirely legal actions of a small number of wealthy Chinese with those of the millions of illegal aliens that have poured across our southern border.

Given a choice between forced abortion and an entirely legal alternative, I suspect that many here would opt for the legal alternative.

Anonymous said...

Max, But consider that they will not leave as their new american child qualifies for massive free stuff from our gov't and article implies they want to raise that child HERE.

Also in a country with more than 1.4 Billion, if only 10% can afford that (and the middle class is growing immensely there) that's another 1.4 Million new Babies next year.

With over 25 Million Americans not working full time or at all and Dem's in Congress probably going to suck our Grandkids dry for another $34 Billion for un-employment, how about LESS immigration, of all kinds for a while? Ya think?

Anonymous said...

Max, a painful reminder of our UNemployment dilemma and why we need to lower all outsider job competition, for a while...Per AP wire via Drudge report today...

New Jobless Claims Jump by 37,000 After Hitting 2-Year Low...AND...House approves extending jobless benefits for the 2.5 MIL. who have already gone 2 years on Unemployment...Great Grandkids now in debt another $34 BIL. plus interest!

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for an explanation from Miglavs on exactly what it is he wants to do that he is unable to do because The Guv'mint is "on" his freedom, and which he would be able to do if The Guv'mint were to simply get "off" his freedom.

FP said...

Anon 11:05am,

Do you know when Tax Freedom Day was this year?

How about a projection for 2011? 2012?

Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact, I do. Are you suggesting (on Miglavs' behalf) that he wishes to be free from paying taxes? If so, he's living in the wrong country. No, the wrong century. Taxes were sorta, kinda a concept supported by the Founding Fathers. If Daniel had lived here maybe six or seven hundred years ago, he would not have had to pay taxes, although I'm sure he would have found something to bitch about.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! I posted too soon. I just realized what Miglavs would have bitched about had he lived here 500 years or so ago: he could have bitched about illegal aliens! That's not what they were called at the time, of course. I believe they were called pilgrims.

FP said...

You didn't answer my question.

Did I say anything about not paying taxes? But since you brought it up, what do you think of those who don't pay any net taxes? You know, people who receive more money from the government than what they pay in? Would you say that they have more freedom than those who actually pay taxes?

What about our progressive tax structure, where the more you earn, the higher the percentage of income (i.e., a higher tax bracket) you pay in taxes?

Would you say the top wage-earners in this country have more freedom, or less, than the bottom ones?

Bobkatt said...

"Hakuna Matata" young anon. Miglavs bitches about everything and you bitch about Miglavs. It's the circle of life.

Anonymous said...

I did answer your question. You asked me if I knew when Tax Freedom Day was this year, and I do know. As for projections, I'll take a pass. I'm a human being, not a crystal ball.

Would you say the top wage-earners in this country have more freedom, or less, than the bottom ones?

Are you fucking serious? The top earners, idiot. We live in a class society, in case you hadn't noticed. In a class society, those at the top have it the easiest in every realm of life -- economic, legal, etc.

Please make me laugh and come back here and tell me the top wage earners have less freedom because they're in a higher tax bracket. As if that's the All-Important Determining Factor in whether one leads the Good Life. Although I guess in Miglavia, it is.

Q said...

The questions Miglavs will never, ever answer on this blog, because honest answers would undermine his ideological bullshit:

1) How much of a break did you get under the Bush tax cuts?

2) How much of a break did you get under Obama's tax cuts?

FP said...


I have no problem with your disagrement, but the fact you resort to name-calling and profanity is an indication that you're losing the argument.

Since you know when Tax Freedom day is, then why don't you tell us the date instead of being coy about it? And doesn't the fact that it's referred to Tax Freedom day indicate that the time period before it occurs implies a lack of freedom?

You think the degree to which we're taxed has absolutely no impact on our freedom whatsoever? Are you telling me we would be still be free if our entire incomes were confiscated in taxes?

Tell me, do you like working four months out of the year just to pay your taxes? One-third of your life?


Main Entry: indentured servant
Function: noun
Date: 1723

: a person who signs and is bound by indentures to work for another for a specified time especially in return for payment of travel expenses and maintenance

Tell me, how is indentured servitude compatible with freedom?

...those at the top have it the easiest in every realm of life...

Now, if you're talking about the Ruling Class, then I'd be inclined to agree with you. However, not everyone who is rich is not a member of the Ruling Class. Also, just because one has money does not mean they have it easy in every area of life. Wealth brings problems of its own.

Please make me laugh and come back here and tell me the top wage earners have less freedom because they're in a higher tax bracket. As if that's the All-Important Determining Factor in whether one leads the Good Life.

I'm not talking about "the Good Life". And just becuase someone's rich doesn't necessarily mean they're living "the Good Life". Case in point: Howard Hughes toward the end of his life. I'm talking about taxes as a measure of our freedom. Bottom line: the higher the percentage of our incomes we pay in taxes, the less free we are.

Anonymous said...

We need to elect a president who will declare an emergency and put the national guard on the border and stop ALL illegal immigration. We should stop all legal immigration until all people who have immigrated here have been assimilated. We should stop giving the Chinese visas since they abuse them. We need to create a system to assure that everyone who visits this country leaves when they say they will. We need some teeth in our laws.

Anonymous said...

Oh just a passing though
has anyone ever considered passing out free birth control, or pay as you go cheap abortion for our undocumented "visitors"
I suppose that would be in conflict with their religious beliefs and support an all out assault from the ACLU does the Pope trump ACLU ?
"just asking"

Julie said...

If these Mexican women were on birth control, then they wouldn't have all the kids to push the carts of free food around the store every month! I just could not bear knowing that my tax money was not feeding all of Mexico's bastards!! Let's call it like it is and cut the crap. It's always two in front (or more), one on the hip and one in the oven. Am I right or am I right? Prenatal care my ASS, they seem to be poppin' them out just fine.