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05-22-13 -- Pam White - Dan Isett - (VIDEO & MP3 LOADED)

Pam White (licensed midwife in AZ for almost 30 years) on home-birthing and women's right to choose - Dan Isett ( Director of Public Policy of Parents Television Council) on broadcast indecency an their push to have FCC censorship on indecency on TV
Media Type: Audio • Time: 129 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: Pam White

Hour 1 - 3

Media Type: Audio • Time: 129 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: Pam White
Hour 1 -- Pam White (licensed midwife in AZ for almost 30 years) on home-birthing and women's right to choose
Hour 2 -- Dan Isett ( Director of Public Policy of Parents Television Council) on broadcast indecency an their push to have FCC censorship on indecency on TV
Hour 3 -- Freedom's Phoenix Headline News - AquaDome Done :)

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May 22nd, 2013
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Hour 1
2013-05-22 Hour 1 Pam White (Video Archive): 

2013-05-22 Hour 1 Pam White from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Pam White
Pam White wants you to own your birth. In over 20 years of practicing midwifery in Arizona, Pam has attended the births of hundreds of babies. Women find her wisdom throughout pregnancy and her support at their deliveries invaluable. She is frequently invited back to witness subsequent births.

Her knowledge, personal approach and commitment to empowering women in one of life’s most sacred, intimate experiences has earned her the respect of birthing mothers and colleagues alike.

Own your birth. Birth at home, with Pam White Midwifery.


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Recommended Readings

“Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin: Inspiring and great for building confidence

“Gentle Birth Choices” by Barbara Harper: Good water birth information

“Birthing from Within” by Pam England: We birth from our heart and head. No one knows this more then Ms England

“Open Season” by Nancy Wainer Cohen: A guide for how we do not want to birth.

 ”Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Sheila Kitzinger: Everything by this author is wonderful.

“Conception, Pregnancy and Birth” by Miriam Stoppard: Great all around pregnancy information. She also has a good book on breast health.

“Womanly Art of Breastfeeding” by La Leche League International: A classic!

“Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year” by Elizabeth Noble: Paying attention to our bodies will pay off in later years
Controversy in Arizona regarding Licensing of Midwives:
Draft 05-08-13
PDF of Draft Rules regarding licensing of midwives in AZ from Arizona Department of Health Services


Sample copy of Petition

To: Will Humble, Director, Arizona Department Of Health

I am extremely concerned about the Midwifery Rules Revisions. The latest draft of proposed rules is extremely unsafe and impractical. It will endanger lives of mothers and babies. It will work against collaborative care for families who chose homebirth. It will increase unassisted homebirth. These negative effects will reflect badly on our state and on ADHS.

The following issues MUST be changed in the final draft:

1) It will be a Class 6 felony for midwives to administer lifesaving medications
that they are currently licensed to purchase, carry, and administer. These medications are the standard of care worldwide. Midwives must be allowed to administer these medications.
2) Parents do not have the right to refuse testing or treatment for mother or
baby that they are opposed to. If they do, they are no longer able to be attended by a midwife. This is a severe parental rights violation.

There are numerous other issues with the draft. These are a few of them:
• Midwives will be required to call EMS BEFORE they can handle emergency situations. This will drastically endanger lives because time is critical in some complications and stopping to make a phone call would be inappropriate and negligent.
• There is a required call to the closest hospital at the beginning and end of every labor to alert them that a woman is in labor at home. This is a violation of HIPAA, and it will increase liability and work for hospital staff. This will promote more discord in the birth community.
• All consultations are required to be in writing, which most doctors don’t have the time and won’t be willing to provide. A documented verbal consultation is the current reasonable standard.
• All consultations are required to be with an OB when it may be more prudent for a mother to consult with another type of specialist such as a cardiologist, neurologist etc. CNM’s should be added to the list of providers that can be consulted with.
• There is an increased amount of paper work and reporting to the state that will burden both the midwives and the state.

Thank you for your time and concern. I hope that you will repair these issues so
that families in Arizona will have freedom and safety in their birth choices.


[Your name]

News Link  • 
Events: Arizona
Protect Your Birth Rights AZ - Rally today 18th AVE/Adams - Downtown Phoenix - Noon-5 p.m.
05-22-2013  •  Facebook 
Please join us as we gather to protest the most recent meeting at AZ Department of Health Services Midwifery Scope of Practice. Please bring signs, noise makers, etc. NOON TO 5 P.M. 18th Avenue and Adams Street Downtown Phoenix


Hour 2

Guests: Dan Isett
Hour 2
2013-05-22 Hour 2 Dan Isett (Video Archive): 

2013-05-22 Hour 2 Dan Isett from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Dan Isett
Director of Public Policy at the Parents Television Council
Webpage: ParentsTV.Org

Parents Television Council: A non-partisan education organization advocating
responsible entertainment.
From New York Times Archives January 2000:
January 9-15; Federal Script Approval
Published: January 16, 2000

The White House has been getting an advance peek at some of the scripts of the major networks' most popular television shows, from ''E.R.'' to ''Chicago Hope,'' and pushing anti-drug messages in the plots. Networks participate willingly because approval from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy permits them to offer less of their valuable air time for public service announcements. But the deal raised questions about government interference in the creative process. MARC LACEY


Hour 3

Hour 3
2013-05-22 Hour 3 Freedom's Phoenix Headline News (Video Archive):

2013-05-22 Hour 3 Freedom's Phoenix Headline News from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Won't You Be My Neighbor - AquaDome - UPDATE:
The above picture was our first GeoDesic Dome "The MoneyDome"

Below is a description of the construction of a double dome that is joined by a doorway. One Dome has two entrances and Dome #2 has a single entrance in addition to the door that connects the two domes.
We have almost 2 acres to work with but we are trying to find out how much food can be produced in an area the size of a small backyard. This area on the side of our home is where our neighbors can see it, it's easy for us to access from our home and we can use our small Waterfall Pond for the 'tilapia' fish that supply the plants food (that clean the water for the fish).
By pumping the water so that it returns to the top of the water feature Donna still gets benefit of the waterfall's sound and the water gets aerated.
Another part of the water feature (that wasn't operational when we moved in) could allow us to also pump some of the water into a reservoir farther away that connects to the pond that can also be used for more plant growth and water purification.
The 'stream' empties into the fish pond and may be part of later expansion (or someone's project :)
Our first GeoDesic Dome (The MoneyDome) has been a regular and popular feature at several freedom oriented festivals for more than a year. We learned a lot about their construction and benefits and wanted to connect two together, a 'doubleDome', that can provide the infrastructure for our Aquaponics system.
The 1/2" EMT (electrical) conduit that was fabricated to exact dimensions over several days by activists is what you see on the deck. Three complete 16' diameter domes were fabricated (one went to Leo and his family to house his growing flock of Japanese Quail that they raise for food and commerce).

Our Domes are 3 Phase (3 different sizes of conduit - go to 'The MoneyDome' page for an explanation and links to Dome Calculators). Two Domes are represented by the piles of conduit on the deck that is now ready for assembly.
The two AquaDomes will occupy most of the available space.
Used straw from the chicken coup is the first layer.
Then two fresh straw bails are spread out to provide a thick weed free layer so that we have a clean floor in the AquaDome and a clean work environment. We also plan to clear some spots for ground growth (carrots for sure).

Ready for Dome assembly tomorrow afternoon (Friday May 17th at 3pm) and then swimming... the water is nice.
Dome one will have an opening to the deck and another to the sidewalk. Dome one will also be connected to dome two. Dome two will also have an opening facing the side door of the house.

Starting to assemble the Aquadome:
Our Next Door Neighbor
Our Neighbor's view
From Our Mailbox
Looking towards the street
Dwaine Halberg and Daniel Sackett (Saguaro Materials Research) will be coming by Tuesday May 21st to see the progress
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05-02-13 -- Steve Meunier - Dwaine Halberg, Daniel Sackett - (Video & MP3 LOADED)
Program Date:  2013-05-02
   Steve Meunier (H2opesystem) on their water purification energy system - Dwaine Halberg and Daniel Sackett (Saguaro Materials Research) on their Algae PhotobioReactors to make bio diesel.

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