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Open letter to readers: Today and tomorrow

By Lynda Waddington | 11.17.11

Wednesday was a difficult day for The American Independent News Network, which is the larger entity that operates The Iowa Independent. Our chief executive and founder announced two of our sister sites would close and their content would be moved to The American Independent.

ACS lockout continues; plan emerges to repeal sugar protections

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By Virginia Chamlee | 11.15.11

A recently introduced bill could have far-reaching impact on the U.S. sugar industry, including American Crystal Sugar, a farmer-owned cooperative that locked out 1,300 Midwest workers on Aug. 1.

Cain campaign: Farmers know more about regulations than EPA

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By Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.15.11

The chairman for Herman Cain’s Iowa effort says the campaign “relied more on the word of farmers than Washington regulators” in deciding to run an ad containing claims the Environmental Protection Agency says are false.

Mathis wins, Democrats maintain Senate control

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By Lynda Waddington | 11.08.11

The Iowa Senate will remain under the control of a slim 26-25 Democratic majority when it reconvenes in January 2012.

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PR: Nation should work to address veterans’ challenges

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

BRUCE BRALEY RELEASE — As US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan ends, it’s more important than ever that our nation works to address the challenges faced by the men and women who fought there.

PR: Honoring veterans, help in hiring

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

CHUCK GRASSLEY RELEASE — A difficult job market is challenging the soldiers, sailors and airmen who have protected America’s interests by serving in the Armed Forces.

PR: In honor of America’s veterans

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TOM LATHAM RELEASE — No one has done more to secure the freedom enjoyed by every single American than our veterans and those currently serving in the armed services.

PR: Honoring and supporting our nation’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

DAVE LOEBSACK RELEASE — Veterans Day is an opportunity to reflect on the service of generations of veterans and to honor the sacrifices they and their families have made so that we may live in peace and freedom here at home.

Health officials: Iowa quarantine document not cause for concern

By Lynda Waddington | 09.01.09 | 12:13 pm

A quarantine template created by the Iowa Department of Public Health and accessible through the Centers for Disease Control Web site should not be of great concern, according to a press release from health department officials.

“IDPH wants to make it clear that Iowa has not issued any isolation and quarantine orders for novel influenza A (H1N1), and has no plans to issue any this fall,” officials wrote in the press release.

Many public health departments prepare such templates “in preparation for public health emergencies,” the agency said, but “isolation and quarantine orders are only very rarely used in very specific situations.”

Questions regarding the quarantine template should be directed to the Center for Acute Epidemiology within the Iowa Department of Public Health, 1-800-362-2736.

The template, which, as expected, contains several fill-in-the-blank information areas, is dated May 1, 2009 and reads as follows:

BEFORE THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIRECTED TO: [insert full name and address of subject of order]

[insert case #]

FACILITY QUARANTINE ORDER

The Iowa Department of Public Health (Department) has determined that you have had contact with a person with Novel Influenza A H1N1. Novel Influenza A H1N1 is a disease which is spread from person to person and is associated with fever (greater than 100.0 F), cough, sore throat, rhinorrhea (runny nose), nasal congestion, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Novel Influenza A H1N1 presents a risk of serious harm to public health and if it spreads in the community severe public health consequences may result.

The Department has determined that it is necessary to quarantine your movement to a specific facility to prevent further spread of this disease. The Department has determined that quarantine in your home and other less restrictive alternatives are not acceptable because [insert the reason home quarantine is not acceptable, the person violated a previously issued home quarantine order, the person does not have an appropriate home setting conducive to home quarantine, etc.] The Department is therefore ordering you to comply with the following provisions during the entire period of quarantine:

1. Terms of confinement. You are ordered to remain at the quarantine facility, _____________________ [insert name and address of facility], from ___________ to ____________ [insert dates of quarantine].

2. Requirements during confinement. During the period of quarantine:

a. You must not leave the quarantine facility at any time unless you have received prior written authorization from the Department to do so.
b. You must not come into contact with anyone except the following persons:
(i) other persons who are also under similar quarantine order at the quarantine facility;
(ii) authorized healthcare providers and other staff at the quarantine facility;
(iii) authorized Department staff or other persons acting on behalf of the Department; and
(iv) such other persons as are authorized by the Department.
c. Your daily needs, including food, shelter, and medical care, will be provided for you during the period of quarantine at the quarantine facility. You should bring clothing, toiletries, and other personal items with you to the quarantine facility. You will have limited access to a telephone at the quarantine facility. You may bring your cell phone with you should you desire to have greater access to a means of communication.
d. You should inform your employer that you are under quarantine order and are not authorized to physically come to the work place, although you may work from the facility via electronic or other means if appropriate. You should be aware that Iowa law prohibits an employer from firing, demoting, or otherwise discriminating against an employee due to the compliance of an employee with a quarantine order issued by the Department. (Iowa Code Section 139A.13A)

3. Information about Novel Influenza A H1N1. You should review the information contained at Attachment A for information about Novel Influenza A H1N1. You should refer to information provided at the quarantine facility to address specific concerns and questions you have about Novel Influenza A H1N1. In order to find out more information about Novel Influenza A H1N1 and its symptoms and spread, you may also access the Department’s web-page at www.idph.state.ia.us. If you do not have access to the internet from the quarantine facility, you may contact the Department at 1-800-362-2736.

4. Legal authority. This order is issued pursuant to the legal authority contained at Iowa Code chapters 135, 139A and 641 Iowa Administrative Code chapter 1, a copy of which is labeled Attachment B and is attached to this order for your review. The Department shall comply with the principles for quarantine contained in subrule 1.9(3) of this attachment when issuing and implementing this order.

5. Ensuring compliance. In order to ensure that you strictly comply with this Quarantine Order the Department or persons authorized by the Department may regularly inspect the quarantine facility.

6. Violations of order. If you fail to comply with this Quarantine Order you may be ordered to be quarantined in a more restrictive facility. In addition, failure to comply with this order is a simple misdemeanor for which you may be arrested, fined, and imprisoned.

7. Your rights B appeal rights. While under quarantine you have the rights as described in subrule 1.9(8) of Attachment B. In addition, you have the right to appeal this order pursuant to subrule 1.9(7) of Attachment B.

(signed & dated)
DIRECTOR or MEDICAL DIRECTOR
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319

Attachments to this Order:
Attachment A — Facts About Novel Influenza A H1N1
Attachment B — 641 Iowa Administrative Code chapter 1

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mikie.tuttle Michaela Tuttle

    which one scares you more…the flu or this kind of thing?

  • FreeinTX

    This “quarantine order” is UNCONSTITUTIONAL on it's face. It violates SEVERAL of our CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED HUMAN RIGHTS and is therefore ILLEGAL, UNENFORCEABLE, and NULL AND VOID. Acting on this order is ILLEGAL and constitutes NUMEROUS CRIMINAL and CIVIL CHARGES to be enforced against ANYONE who acts on illegal orders. “I was just following orders,” is NOT a valid defense for violating a man GOD GIVEN HUMAN RIGHTS!!!

    This swine flu is MAN-MADE. The vaccines are not only dangerous. They have killed DOZENS in testing. They contain cancer-causing, and/or dehabilitating substances like Thimerisol and Squalene. They may also cause the flu to mutate into a more deadly version that the vaccine will NOT protect against.

    Don't take the flu shot. Don't go to the FEMA camps. Resist these CRIMINALS!!!

    • TeresaE

      Sorry, completely legal on a federal basis.

      Last year, with NO mention in the “news,” the democrats (Pelosi, et al) wrote the Homegrown Terrorism Act and many of these provisions were in there. Well, what wasn't already passed in '01.

      Then the Republican President signed it and now the Democratic President is beefing up the loss of liberties.

      They are already JAILING parents in Massachusettes for refusing ANY vaccinations for their child.

      We have created this monster, asked it to grow and grow and now we will all pay.

      Meanwhile we citizens name call, scream for “justice” and “protection” and fight amongst ourselves over BS.

      Resistance is futile Comrade.

      • FreeinTX

        You are mistaken.

        1. ANY law that violates the CONSTITUTION is NULL AND VOID!!!

        That's Marbury v Madison and Norton v Shelby County!

        They can pass any law they want. If it violates the Constitution, it is null and void, at its inception, and cannot be enforced, nor must it be obeyed. In fact, you can use DEADLY FORCE against ANYONE trying to enforce an ILLEGAL LAW if the effect of that arrest is a violatation of your rights.

        You can pass a law that allows the President to cook babies on the White House lawn, even if that law is bi-partisan and unanimous, it doesn't mean he can cook babies on his lawn. The Supreme Court could rule that's it's okay, doesn't make it so.

        2. They are NOT jailing Mass. citizens for vaccine refusal, they are jailing them for TRUANCY. The school kicks your kid out becaue he (assuming he's a he) doesn't have his shots. The cops come a knockin cause you kids not in school. They threaten you with jail time because of truancy laws, NOT vaccine laws. There is no law that requires vaccines, and there can be no law that requires vaccines, nor a law that requires you to go to a FEMA camp. It violates your CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED, GOD GIVEN, RIGHTS so there can be no law. Parents who suffered this, had two good alternatives. Sue the h-ll out of the school for kicking out their kids ILLEGALLY, or, and my favorite, pull their kids out of the indoctrination camps, better known as the PUBLIC FOOL SYSTEM. All they learn there is how to use drugs, have sex, and commit various crimes, anyway. Go to YouTube and watch Ms. South Carolina tell you why she believes 20% of American high school graduates can't find the US on a world map. Learn what are kids are being taught, or NOT being taught, in this case.

        Most states have a waiver, even though there is no law, but if you sign the waiver it is ILLEGAL to discriminate. Otherwise it's up to the parent to take action. You don't need an attorney to file CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS or LAW SUITS. Do it!!!

        • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/vinbeazel vinbeazel

          Glad to see that TeXaN FREEDOM is in the hands of the RESISTANCE! Check us out on http://BlogTalkRadio.com/search/ApprenticeTeacher sites…

          I am ALWAYS on the LOOKOUT for resistance fighters who know how to STAND UP and tell the FOOLS where to GO with your spineless comments like Resistance is FUTILE! that shows that someone has been thoroughly indoctrinated!! I am reposting on FACEBOOK what I find on the abuses of power RE Quarantine Orders.

      • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/vinbeazel vinbeazel

        It was the BORG Collective that said that Resistance is FUTILE! We are helping our neighbors to RESIST with our RADIO Blogs…as long as we have the VOICE of the PEOPLE we will respond to the MANTRA that we will shove the COLLECTIVE into the next STAR SYSTEM!

        My immediate concern is to WARN the parents of SMALL children not to TRUST the SCHOOL NURSE with the decision to QUARANTINE their GRADE Schoolers…if they have ANY thoughts or premonitions in DREAMS or VOICES in the night that WARN them NOT to SEND their little ones to SCHOOL that they learn to TRUST in the promptings of the SPIRIT of the FATHER of SPIRITS who also wants to preserve the LIVES of our LITTLE ONES, and not watch them be TAKEN from their PARENTS without warning.

        I saw the actions of local adminisTRATORS in the prison system; the SAME type of invertebrates run the schools… in times of crises they are unsuited to ACT in the interest of the child or the parents, and WILL be calling the County, State or the CDC for instructions. God HELP the officials who ORDER the LACKEYS to impose Quarantine on Small Children because some little boy or girl in the classroom complained of being Sick or running a FEVER! What better way to INCITE an entire nation of parents than to KEEP their children under LOCKDOWN for more than a FEW HOURS?

    • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/vinbeazel vinbeazel

      Have you been to this site: http://theregulatorsvigilancecommittee.ning.com…

      Found it searching for updates on Quarantine Orders.

  • wishiwasfree

    thats funny……i thought iowa was one of only a few states that didnt have one of these new deathcamps….oops…i mean….freedom camps….

  • oldromrider

    I'd rather take my chances with Armagedon than live under this kind of rule.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vinbeazel.ApprenticeTeacher Vin Beazel

    Losing sleep over the REPORTS of the THREAT of a Quarantine Order being imposed on unsuspecting parents having their children QUARANTINED while AT School, because a classmate showed signs of FEVER or a RUNNY NOSE…and the SHULE NURSE calls the COUNTY HEALTH DEPT and some PINHEAD decides to LOCK DOWN the school until someone can DECIDE what to DO about a possible OUTBREAK?? It HAS happened BEFORE and can CAUSE a STAMPEDE with just ONE bureaucRAT left to decide what his or her superiors will want or REWARD for their PROMPT action to ISOLATE the facility and put it on LOCK DOWN….sounds like the people I used to work for at the STATE PRISON!

    PARENTS be WARNED that the actions of PENCIL PUSHERS with a LITTLE authority can ACT on your behalf and be REWARDED for this type of ACTION to CONTROL a situation that should NOT be left to School ADmininstrators to decide how to CARE for your Children in a MEDICAL emergency! This section will now be returned to its regular scheduled programming…

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    Losing sleep over the REPORTS of the THREAT of a Quarantine Order being imposed on unsuspecting parents having their children QUARANTINED while AT School, because a classmate showed signs of FEVER or a RUNNY NOSE…and the SHULE NURSE calls the COUNTY HEALTH DEPT and some PINHEAD decides to LOCK DOWN the school until someone can DECIDE what to DO about a possible OUTBREAK?? It HAS happened BEFORE and can CAUSE a STAMPEDE with just ONE bureaucRAT left to decide what his or her superiors will want or REWARD for their PROMPT action to ISOLATE the facility and put it on LOCK DOWN….sounds like the people I used to work for at the STATE PRISON!

    PARENTS be WARNED that the actions of PENCIL PUSHERS with a LITTLE authority can ACT on your behalf and be REWARDED for this type of ACTION to CONTROL a situation that should NOT be left to School ADmininstrators to decide how to CARE for your Children in a MEDICAL emergency! This section will now be returned to its regular scheduled programming…

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    It was the BORG Collective that said that Resistance is FUTILE! We are helping our neighbors to RESIST with our RADIO Blogs…as long as we have the VOICE of the PEOPLE we will respond to the MANTRA that we will shove the COLLECTIVE into the next STAR SYSTEM!

    My immediate concern is to WARN the parents of SMALL children not to TRUST the SCHOOL NURSE with the decision to QUARANTINE their GRADE Schoolers…if they have ANY thoughts or premonitions in DREAMS or VOICES in the night that WARN them NOT to SEND their little ones to SCHOOL that they learn to TRUST in the promptings of the SPIRIT of the FATHER of SPIRITS who also wants to preserve the LIVES of our LITTLE ONES, and not watch them be TAKEN from their PARENTS without warning.

    I saw the actions of local adminisTRATORS in the prison system; the SAME type of invertebrates run the schools… in times of crises they are unsuited to ACT in the interest of the child or the parents, and WILL be calling the County, State or the CDC for instructions. God HELP the officials who ORDER the LACKEYS to impose Quarantine on Small Children because some little boy or girl in the classroom complained of being Sick or running a FEVER! What better way to INCITE an entire nation of parents than to KEEP their children under LOCKDOWN for more than a FEW HOURS?

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    Glad to see that TeXaN FREEDOM is in the hands of the RESISTANCE! Check us out on http://BlogTalkRadio.com/search/ApprenticeTeacher sites…

    I am ALWAYS on the LOOKOUT for resistance fighters who know how to STAND UP and tell the FOOLS where to GO with your spineless comments like Resistance is FUTILE! that shows that someone has been thoroughly indoctrinated!! I am reposting on FACEBOOK what I find on the abuses of power RE Quarantine Orders.

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    Have you been to this site: http://theregulatorsvigilancecommittee.ning.com…

    Found it searching for updates on Quarantine Orders.

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    Losing sleep over the REPORTS of the THREAT of a Quarantine Order being imposed on unsuspecting parents having their children QUARANTINED while AT School, because a classmate showed signs of FEVER or a RUNNY NOSE…and the SHULE NURSE calls the COUNTY HEALTH DEPT and some PINHEAD decides to LOCK DOWN the school until someone can DECIDE what to DO about a possible OUTBREAK?? It HAS happened BEFORE and can CAUSE a STAMPEDE with just ONE bureaucRAT left to decide what his or her superiors will want or REWARD for their PROMPT action to ISOLATE the facility and put it on LOCK DOWN….sounds like the people I used to work for at the STATE PRISON!

    PARENTS be WARNED that the actions of PENCIL PUSHERS with a LITTLE authority can ACT on your behalf and be REWARDED for this type of ACTION to CONTROL a situation that should NOT be left to School ADmininstrators to decide how to CARE for your Children in a MEDICAL emergency! This section will now be returned to its regular scheduled programming…

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    It was the BORG Collective that said that Resistance is FUTILE! We are helping our neighbors to RESIST with our RADIO Blogs…as long as we have the VOICE of the PEOPLE we will respond to the MANTRA that we will shove the COLLECTIVE into the next STAR SYSTEM!

    My immediate concern is to WARN the parents of SMALL children not to TRUST the SCHOOL NURSE with the decision to QUARANTINE their GRADE Schoolers…if they have ANY thoughts or premonitions in DREAMS or VOICES in the night that WARN them NOT to SEND their little ones to SCHOOL that they learn to TRUST in the promptings of the SPIRIT of the FATHER of SPIRITS who also wants to preserve the LIVES of our LITTLE ONES, and not watch them be TAKEN from their PARENTS without warning.

    I saw the actions of local adminisTRATORS in the prison system; the SAME type of invertebrates run the schools… in times of crises they are unsuited to ACT in the interest of the child or the parents, and WILL be calling the County, State or the CDC for instructions. God HELP the officials who ORDER the LACKEYS to impose Quarantine on Small Children because some little boy or girl in the classroom complained of being Sick or running a FEVER! What better way to INCITE an entire nation of parents than to KEEP their children under LOCKDOWN for more than a FEW HOURS?

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    Glad to see that TeXaN FREEDOM is in the hands of the RESISTANCE! Check us out on http://BlogTalkRadio.com/search/ApprenticeTeacher sites…

    I am ALWAYS on the LOOKOUT for resistance fighters who know how to STAND UP and tell the FOOLS where to GO with your spineless comments like Resistance is FUTILE! that shows that someone has been thoroughly indoctrinated!! I am reposting on FACEBOOK what I find on the abuses of power RE Quarantine Orders.

  • http://BlogTalkRadio.com/ApprenticeTeacher vinbeazel ApprenticeTeacher

    Have you been to this site: http://theregulatorsvigilancecommittee.ning.com…

    Found it searching for updates on Quarantine Orders.

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