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Friday, January 31, 2014

Connecting to care and relating to other Veterans

Connecting to care and relating to other Veterans

Published on Aug 29, 2013

Dathan, a Marine Veteran, experienced horrific and stressful situations in Iraq. When he came home, his wife noticed things were different and he had changed. She encouraged Dathan to reach out for support, and he found it at the local Vet Center. Now, he is living well after treatment.

Be well.

Veterans Manor - 35th & Wisconsin - Milwaukee

How to Beat A Sugar Craving

How to Beat A Sugar Craving

Today's Video for Health Wellness

Be well.
Isabel @ http://www.beyonddiet.com/

Chinese New Year, The Spring Festival - The Year of the Horse, Friday, January 31, 2014

CHINA - Friday, January 31, 2014 is the day of the New Year for Chinese People.

 Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festivalon the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar islunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".
The source of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors.  Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland ChinaHong Kong, MacauTaiwan, SingaporeThailandIndonesiaMalaysia, Mauritius, Philippinesand also in Chinatowns elsewhere. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors.   Wikipedia

Chinese Customs at New Year include:
  • Clean house
    • Get rid of ghost/bad luck.
  • Get a new haircut
  • Get new clothes.
  • Settle disagreements.
  • Pay-off debts.
year of the HORSE

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

State of the Union - NOW IS THE TIME President Obama

January 28, 2014
USA - State of the Union 2014 Message by President Barack Obama highlights include the message of Inequality among the citizenry of the United States of America.  His use of the Executive Order.  His raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 for federal contractors - Passing an Immigration policy - addressing the gun law.

Date:  Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time:  9 p.m. Eastern Time.
            8 p.m. Central Time.
           7 p.m. Mountain Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
On behalf of the millions that are and have been waiting for their term in the cities and towns across America - the millions and millions that are NOT included in the fake and often false polls; take your pen (s) out and SIGN AWAY.  That is what the Executive Order is for - it is to balance the wrong, the stalemate, the insanity, unrealistic behaviors of congresspersons - many who grew up from a low-middle income and are now part of the over 50% millionaires' Club in Congress that have not a clue NOR do they care about their constituents.
If you need a pen (s) just let me know - mpapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com


Let's get cracking Mr. President.
I like your message skeleton in your 2014 State of the Union Speech.

Now is the time - put the blood, energy of wellness and dynamism on the table.

You have been dealt a five-year hand, you have stood up at the leadership table in your 2014 State of the Union speech, Play TRUMPS and take us, The People, to Boston town   - YOU GOT both JOKERS and the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10-3 cards with your Pen - NOW IS THE TIME!  Play TRUMPS by example and watch the suits fall in disgrace and the support of the People rally your WIN WIN.

Updated:  January 30, 2014
Mary Glass

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC AHOD - from womb to tomb project

MPA LLC & Text4Baby Partnership
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Health Care from womb to tomb
January 25, 2014
City Center Milwaukee |  Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC - All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Initiative to re-define, re-brand and UN-trap hidden talent and vetted businesses at the census tract and neighborhood level includes the life-cycle project of Milwaukeeans. 

MPA LLC acute assessment and support for correcting the chronic health, early death, homicide/trauma, expensive health care and cost containment of the over half-million population looks at "preparedness", TRUST and Buy-In to be the quintessential points.  Quality of life and economic development are residential and commercial issues that have gone too long without proper address by the true stakeholders-shareholders and taxpayers at the census tract and neighborhood level of Milwaukee.  The problem is systemic and must be unearth for healing and healthy growth.  Now is the time.

"Our focus is from womb-to-tomb.  That means care of the mother before life, during pregnancy, birth, youth, teenager, young adult, adult, senior and beyond.  It also means addressing the broad health factors (environmental and self-inflicting) at the census tract and neighborhood level and looking at transparency, best practices and accountability for enforcement of physical and fiscal responsibilities of ALL.  Now is the Time", said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC.

Urban population safety, health and health care are building blocks for ensuring that the Infrastructure of health care for Milwaukeeans is a success in sustainability. This includes present population and new immigrants to Milwaukee.  It also include homeland security and FEMA issues.

3-Prong Approach
The Urban City-Center population is over a half-million people.  African American and other People of Color make up the majority population.  African American is over 40 percent.  People of Color are the largest block of beneficiaries of the Affordable Health Care law due to the millions without health insurance before October 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014.  It is mandatory that Milwaukeeans, especially People of Color and the Work Challenged enrolled by March 31, 2014.

MPA LLC supports the Affordable Health Care law and is a premier firm dedicated to:
  • preparedness engagement.
  • safety prevention engagement. 
  • intervention engagement. 

Coupled with preparedness, safety and intervention are the four (4)  aligned services from health providers (hospital and subsequent care dwelllings), health practitioners, pharmaceuticals, suppliers, researchers, after-death providers and academic networks).   They are: 

1). Primary Care.
2). Urgent Care.
3). Emergency Care.
4). Health Examiner, Mortuary and Burial Services

To be continued.                                    

Friday, January 24, 2014

Walker's State of the State smoke and mirrors Speech - Columnist Schneider more accurate

January 25, 2014
WISCONSIN - State of the State Speech Opinion - On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Governor Scott Kevin Walker gave his fourth State of the State Speech.  Given the givens, his speech was charged and anchored in hyperbole, facade, bait-n-switch, a 1/4 grain of truth and smoke and mirrors for the "wow" effect.

What happened to the 250,000 jobs he promised?
Is this the same as his promise of:  The Blueprint of Prosperity? 
His unemployment rate doesn't fly in Milwaukee, the largest city?
Isn't his Blueprint for Prosperity a case for "fiddling while Wisconsin burns"?

Governor Walker cited Wisconsin ratings of #17 from Chief Executive.net.  Take a look and you will see the companies with the big purse strings such as Manpower, Johnson Control, Kohl's, Rockwell International, Oshkosh, and of course Walker's ride into the sunset Harley Davidson.  These companies, with all due respect, subscribe to stockholders, not stakeholders - as a rule.

A better snapshot in comparison of the real economy would be the Center for Economic Development - University of WI - Milwaukee by Dr. Marc Levine, Lisa Heuler Williams and Catherine Madison depiction of:  The State of Black.Owned Businesses in Milwaukee:  Uneven Progress, Fragile Gains as a more realistic comparison of the state of the state economy.  Because, until there is capacity building that change the wages and jobs at the census tract and neighborhood level (RURAL and URBAN), Wisconsin is going nowhere.
No amount of spinning and winking will change that.  You have got to do due diligence consistently to ensure Wisconsin's existence.

Walker's "we'll doing great" is true for the "few" at the top with huge budgets for lobbying and the like, but absolutely nothing for the families and heads-of household across the state.  However, until there is significant boost for education attainment, technology attainment, increased family supporting jobs across the board, especially revenue sharing at the census tract and neighborhood levels across the state, it is increasing the haves and increasing the have-nots in a way of bankruptcy.  YES.  BANKRUPTCY.  This is not a "balance budget" nor something to brag about.

$900 million slush
His inflated balloon of $900 million dollars is a "wow-effect" to lasso those who have not a clue, those locked in misrepresentation, and those who have bought into the hype that Governor Walker is selling and have been selling before he took office in Madison and while he was in office as Milwaukee County Executive Director - a post he used to campaign for the office of Governor of Wisconsin.  He is using the Governorship to campaign for President.  "You can fool some of the people . . . but you can not fool all the people all the time", Abe Lincoln, 16th President.

He continues to look straight into the camera and spew out claims but fail to deal with the status quo and the damages he has inflicted on the state of Wisconsin in his elected-failed leadership.

If we have $900 million dollars in surplus (slush funds), why did Governor Walker remove 92,000 recipients off Badger Care.  Why is he engaging in taking from the children, our future and the least of these? Why is he and his administration engaging in using federal dollars to put his name on a process already in-play for health care?  All the while, he is demonizing the Affordable Health Care.  It shows he is not concern with ethics/integrity and stealing - intellectual property - saying one thing and doing another.

If we have $900 million dollars, does that include the $$$millions his newly formed Department of Commerce/Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation cronyism, non-vetting and mismanagement of the state funds?  This is a state agency that represents the people.  Governor Walker is the chair of the Board of Directors.  Isn't this a "conflict of interest"?  Conflict of ethics?
If we have $900 million dollars, why WEDC (the agency with the scandal not solved) come back in the last few weeks asking for more funding?  Yes.  it passed.  The majority-Republican representatives saw to that.  Since he sits at the head of the Board of his scandal-ridden department for Wisconsin, how did he square his board's action in his 2014 State of the State message?
He seem to feel that hyperbole, winking and smiling is the way.  Not.

Was Governor Walker confusing the state of state with his Larry Kudlow show, Squawk Box and other shows with "hype-for-ratings"?  The State of the State is suppose to be of his Oath of Office and substance for ALL Wisconsinites existence and sustainability.  

A fellow Republican Governor in New Jersey has been in the limelight with a scandal of epic proportion, however, what Governor Christie is going through will pale in comparison once the scrutiny comes to Governor Walker of Wisconsin - County Executive Walker's office in Milwaukee and Governor's office in Madison.
Christian Schneider - Columnist and blogger Journal Sentinel
A Milwaukee columnist Christian Schneider, Journal Sentinel, wrote a pre-state of the state speech, take a look and see if it isn't on target.  LOOK - Schneider.
Governor Walker's Transcript

MPA LLC Class of 2014 - Born Frees/Millennials, American Leaders with "WOW"

City Center Milwaukee |  Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC has for the last 3 years visited the YGL/Young Global Leader model of the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, and have been impressed with the energy created when like-minds come together willing to address individual issues that are global issues - how small the world really is even though we are over 7 billion (March 12, 2012) strong. 

President Goodluck Jonathan - Nigeria
How the Mother Country Africa has a billion people today and is projected to have another 1 billion people by 2050.  How the wealth of Africa is expansive and the scene of opportunity. How countries like Nigeria and Ghana are on the world stage in Davos speaking of the continent's quality of life issues and economic development.

How  Africa has 6 of the top 10 economies in the world. How President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria is the richest man in Africa ($24 billion),   How President Jonathan is looking at his challenges and speaking to how to overcome day-to-day barriers that are the same problems in America at the census tract and neighborhood level.   

Born Frees/Millennials
Born Frees/Millennials is MPA LLC American model debuting in 2014.  It is one of many projects in the re-defining, re-branding and UN-trapping hidden talent and vetted businesses at the census tract and neighborhoods in City Center Milwaukee - a rich oasis. 

BFM uniquely takes the efforts of African American historic leaders and their pathways of genius seen in the 20th Century by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the millions who forged an agenda of "non-violence" in the face of "racist brutality" to rise to the 1963 March on Washington and laws changed.

Every human-civil-legal major petition since then - women, men, gender, race, immigration, education, housing, wage, class, have taken to the streets, in print, in gathering places, airways and in the halls of the courts with the guidance and pages of wisdom from the Book of We Shall Overcome.  It is the legacy of BFM who must reinforce with "enforcement" and "reform of laws" for true inclusion.

BFM also brings the legacy of Nelson Mandela and so many millions that removed Apartheid and are now advancing the pathway of Upscalability and Grandiosity for innovation in quality of life, economic development, democracy in land use, participation of its people and stewardship of wealth.  It is the Born Frees that will champion the cause from a NEW perspective.

"WE are excited about the range of Action projects put on the table for engagement for the due diligence of Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC AHOD/All Hands on Deck, WE CAN Smart Growth Initiative (2010-2020).   The Born Frees/Millennials Project focuses on niche populations going forward.  We know they will bring a NEW birth - Renaissance", said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, MPA LLC.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ALL Hands on Deck, WE CAN Initiative supports

L-R:   President Barack Obama, 1st Lady Michelle Obama and Troy Simon on January 16, 2014.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet Troy Simon, student at Bard College, backstage prior to the College Opportunity Summit on expanding college opportunity in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Jan. 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


January 22, 2014
City Center Milwaukee 
Education and Technology attainment are crucial to preparedness, readiness, competition, higher income and upscalabiility for Milwaukeeans with low incomes.   The lack of certification - technical training, vocational schools, 4-year and graduate degrees on a fast-paced scale of capacity guarantees disparity.  Period.

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC has named education and technology attainment as Twins for success.   Now is the Time.  Now is the Time.

During the month of February, Black History Month, we will engage in Storytelling as a form of engagement.  Do you have a story to tell about what education has done for you?  Can you tell a story of how important education is and has been to your family?  Are you the first to graduate from a secondary-tech-vocational-higher education school?  What type of employment have you been able to get?  Is your story that you are disappointed with lack of assistance with the process by those who should help you?  Can your story empower someone to hold on OR just keep on pushing?

We would like to hear from you.   Email:  mpapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com.


Hidden Talent - Jordan, Christian, Cody & Gervis

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The Jordan Rattner Quartet 
L-R Top:  Christian Fox, Drums, Cody Longreen - Trumpet
L-R  Bottom:  Jordan Rattner - Guitar, Gervis Myles - Bass 
January 22, 2014
The Jordan Rattner Quartet is a jazz group from Milwaukee, WI. These young musicians have been playing together for several years and are passionate about playing straight-ahead jazz and bebop. Influences include Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, and many other artists in the jazz canon.

Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC is about discover, showcasing, and empowering  "hidden talent". 

The Jordan Rattner Quartet is MPA LLC 2014 Jazz and Bebop Music consultants.

MPA LLC - COFFEE SWATCH, Re-defining, Re-branding & Un-trapping January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014
City Center Milwaukee - Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC has begun Straight-Shooter Content Development Coffee Swatch for Infrastructure Innovation at the census tract and neighborhood level.  It is her hands-on, face-to-face talk over coffee-tea-smoothie with individuals that can help stimulate Milwaukee's economy with hidden talent and vetted businesses that automatically will grow its economic climate because of it inherent vantage point.

Glass has mounted a 10-year Smart Growth Initiative (2010-2020) to Re-define, Re-brand and Un-trap Hidden talent and Vetted businesses in the city of Milwaukee, with a special focus on African American, other People of Color and Work Challenged individuals being at the center of its birth.

According to Glass, "African American, other People of Color and the Work Challenged* Milwaukeeans are by-design left out of the blueprinting - strategic planning discussion for Upscalability and Grandiosity in quality of life and economic development for the city of Milwaukee except when it comes to pooling their mega federal funding resources that they bring to the table - but they are not there.   This is seen now in the quest for the NEW stadium, streetcar and EB-5 projects.  NOW IS THE TIME and MPA LLC is about the business of making it happen with LIKE-MINDS.  My office rejects any project that fails to recognize and respect the People from City-Center Milwaukee.  For they are the core-citizenry-stakeholders and voters that are first and foremost entitled to have thumb- and blueprint in the development of their Infrastructure and its sustainability".

*  Work Challenged:

Work Challenged represents un-, under-skilled; un-, under-employed; un-, under-financed neighborhood-level businesses; disabled; and re-entry. 

Re-entry represents those returning from WAR, INCARCERATION, boomerang employment, boomerang retirement and college-certificated graduates unemployed. 

Davos - World Economic Forum - January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014
Davos, Switzerland | Big Brother discussion is in regarding to individual privacy and data gathering and transparency - meta/mega data.

Speakers:  Senator Patrick Leahy, Orit Gadiesh, Jonathan Zittrain, Salil Shetty, Bradford L. Smith, Augie K. Fabela, Shyam Sankar

Video 1 - Big Brother
Video 2 - Africa's Next Billion

Africa's growing population is expected to be 2 billion by 2050.  What are the issues for sustainability and inclusive growth?

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President John Dramani Mahama, Winnie Byanyima, Bronwyn Nielsen, Julian Roberts, Aliko Dangote and Doreen E. Noni, host.

Theme:  Education

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

IMMIGRATION EB-5 - Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC - Welcome Wagon

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January 21, 2014
City Center Milwaukee - Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC continues in its efforts to frame and create Innovative techniques for energizing the Infrastructure of neighborhoods using census tract monitoring.  Action steps, training methods, and building social networks to create quality of life and economic development in areas overwhelmed by Enduring Concentrated Poverty requires discipline, exchange, trust and results.

As a broker/3rd Party strategist, MPA LLC has begun to provide outreach and services to pathways of Immigration.  The Welcome Wagon is the first spark of entrepreneurship its new EB-5 Visa-Green Card for Investors commitment. 

Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, said, "I am excited about the Welcome Wagon approach that will be launched February 3, 2014 - Black History Month".

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes - January 20, 2014

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Words of Wisdom
We perish for lack of knowledge                         Click photos to ENLARGE                           

I Have a Dream Tribute & Update - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - January 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  & Family - DRUM MAJOR for Justice 
I HAVE A DREAM Speech – August 28, 1963
Dr. Martin L. King
Original text speech - American Rhetoric
City Center Milwaukee - 
This is a January 20, 2014 update to reflect today’s climate for Dr. Kings’s famous and right-on speech in Washington, DC in the March on Washington.  This update contrast the time then with the time now.  So much is yet to be done – so much have not been done – so much is worst today than 1963.
Emancipation Proclamation – January 1, 1863
President Abraham Lincoln – 16th U.S. President
March on Washington           – August 28, 1963
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Minister, 

2014 – March on Washington (50 years later)
2014 – Emancipation Proclamation (151 years later)

I have a Dream Speech Updated to today

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, one hundred fifty-one years later, the Negro/African American still is not free. One hundred years later, One hundred fifty-one years later, the life of the Negro/African american is still sadly crippled by the manacles (shackles) of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred and fifty-one years later, the Negro/American lives on a lonely island of  “by design” Enduring Concentrated Poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.

One hundred years later, One hundred and fifty-one years (151) the Negro/African American is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today (January 20, 2014) to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check.

When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.

This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro/African American people a bad check, a check which has come back marked
"insufficient funds." 

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.

So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.

This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.

Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's/African American’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning

Those who hope that the Negro/African American needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro/African American is granted his citizenship rights. 

The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed

Friday, January 17, 2014

Health Monitoring through Contact lens - Google's Prototype, Tear Glucose

January 17, 2014
GOOGLE USA | Google has announced that it is testing a prototype for a contact lens that would help people with diabetes manage their disease.
In a press release distributed Thursday, the company said that the lens it is designing would measure glucose in tears continuously using a wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor.
Tear Glucose Contact Lens

Google says that using the lenses would be a less invasive method of measuring glucose levels than finger-pricking.

It also claims that the more frequent testing would consequently reduce the risks associated with infrequent glucose testing such as kidney failure and blindness.
  • Biotechnology is moving right along with the research to assist in monitoring one's glucose.  We see acute concern being with the "safety" of the three main components.  They are:
    • Antennae
    • Power Chip
    • Sensors
  • The data must be transferred - tracking device.
  • What about "eye glasses"?
Innovation on the way - safety, cost, product life and durability.

What do you think?

Happy 50th Birthday - 1st Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

Michelle Obama - 1st Lady of the United States
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964), an American lawyer and writer, is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States

Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mrs. Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago to work at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center.

She is the mother of daughters Malia and Natasha (Sasha). As the wife of a Senator, and later the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, and healthy eating.  Wikipedia

The first lady is also an advocate for Education attainment.  She co-hosted with President Obama the Education Summit to prevent the cycle of poverty on January 16, 2014.  She was born the year President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights law.  She is a member of Generation X.