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"We walk much slower when handling a cell phone (even moreso while texting than reading), and we’re not very good at sticking to a straight line. Not surprisingly, we tend to keep our heads down, our necks immobile, and our arms locked at our sides. We don’t swing our arms, which can be a crucial part of staying balanced while moving."

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Little did we know until years later, that every single conference call we had, every single telephone conversation related to the march and other matters, was wiretapped and the contents transcribed by the FBI. So while we would be having so-called confidential conference calls, there was another party that was also a part of everything we did. The contents were wire recorded, transcribed and written into a daily running transcript.
Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind ‘I Have A Dream’ (via npr)

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Mecklenburg County’s mental health patients are being denied care they have grown accustomed to, after a statewide reorganization cut money available for Medicaid mental health. Mecklenburg County set up the agency, MeckLINK, to manage the remaining funds. The agency’s officials blame the state for cutbacks, but providers say denials to patients for service exceed the amount cut by the state. 
17-year-old Taylor Christie was coming home to Matthews, after a year in a locked treatment facility and then in a therapeutic foster home. Her mother Barbara was worried.
“She has all this anger pent up and when it erupts, it erupts toward me,” Christie says.
Taylor’s been diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions, including a mood disorder and oppositional defiance disorder. Taylor’s therapist had recommended Intensive In-Home treatment, where counselors visit the family a few times a week. MeckLINK denied the request.
Read more here: http://wfae.org/post/frustrations-mecklink-grow-denials-care-increase

Mecklenburg County’s mental health patients are being denied care they have grown accustomed to, after a statewide reorganization cut money available for Medicaid mental health. Mecklenburg County set up the agency, MeckLINK, to manage the remaining funds. The agency’s officials blame the state for cutbacks, but providers say denials to patients for service exceed the amount cut by the state. 

17-year-old Taylor Christie was coming home to Matthews, after a year in a locked treatment facility and then in a therapeutic foster home. Her mother Barbara was worried.

“She has all this anger pent up and when it erupts, it erupts toward me,” Christie says.

Taylor’s been diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions, including a mood disorder and oppositional defiance disorder. Taylor’s therapist had recommended Intensive In-Home treatment, where counselors visit the family a few times a week. MeckLINK denied the request.

Read more here: http://wfae.org/post/frustrations-mecklink-grow-denials-care-increase

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