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Apocalypse
02-19-2011, 07:52 PM
Fake Doctors’ Notes Being Handed Out at Wisconsin Gov. Union Rally

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MacIver News Service | February 19, 2011

[Madison, WI] As tens of thousands of public employees skipped work this week to attend protest rallies outside the Wisconsin State Capitol, many wondered if they would face any disciplinary action for unexcused absences.

On Saturday, a group of men and women in lab coats purporting to be doctors were handing out medical excuse notes, without examining the ‘patients.’

“I asked this doctor what he was doing and he told me they were handing out excuses to people who were feeling sick due to emotional, mental or financial distress,” said Christian Hartsock. “They never performed an exam–he asked me how I was feeling today and I said I’m from California and I’m not used to the cold, so he handed me a note.”

Another woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said they were handing out excuses like they were leaflets.

“I asked if they were handing out doctors’ excuses and a guy said yes and asked me if I needed one,” she said. “When I told them I needed one for February 16 and 17th, he wondered if I wanted to come back here for the protests next week.”

What happened next?

“I said, ‘sure,’ and I received a doctor’s note for the 16th through the 25th of February, without a medical exam.”

The notes read

Feb 19, 2011

Patient’s name______

Date of birth ____/_____/_____

To Whom it May Concern:

This is confirm I have seen and evaluated the above named patient.

Please excuse from work/school due to a medical condition from

____/____/____ through

Please contact me at badgerdoctors@gmail.com if additional information is needed. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Physician Signature:

Physician Name

WI license number

Based on an examination of the signature and medical license number provided, one of the men handing out these notes was purporting to be James H Shropshire MD, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University Wisconsin Madison.

At this time, MacIver News Service is attempting to contact Dr. Shropshire to see if indeed he was the one handing out the notes on the Capitol Square.

http://maciverinstitute.com/2011/02/fake-doctors-notes-being-handed-out-at-wisconsin-gov-union-rally/

Rockntractor
02-19-2011, 07:56 PM
What's a little criminal behavior if it's for a good cause. Right trolls?

lacarnut
02-19-2011, 08:23 PM
These criminals should be arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license.

Rockntractor
02-19-2011, 08:36 PM
These criminals should be arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license.

I would be surprised if they aren't doctors. Either way this is illegal.

fettpett
02-19-2011, 09:03 PM
What I love is that they are sitting their claiming that the Maclver institute is violating doctor/patient confidentiality....bunch of asshats

Rockntractor
02-19-2011, 09:53 PM
What I love is that they are sitting their claiming that the Maclver institute is violating doctor/patient confidentiality....bunch of asshats

After taking over all of our health care?:confused:

Apocalypse
02-19-2011, 10:11 PM
Here is a simple thought, and I hope the Gov. in WI think of it.

Even if this Doc is real and licensed, it will be self evident that he is issuing bogus exams and forging documents to defraud the Gov. So yank his License, resend any he issued and nail his and all there asses for violation the law.

NJCardFan
02-19-2011, 11:06 PM
Where I come from, this is fraud.

Rockntractor
02-19-2011, 11:13 PM
Where I come from, this is fraud.

But it's for the children!:rolleyes:

Apache
02-19-2011, 11:21 PM
But it's for the children!:rolleyes:

ummmm. NO!

Apocalypse
02-20-2011, 08:47 AM
Some info for all of you.

Message from Local 1942 President

Dear Members,

These past few days have been extremely busy for those who are trying to find answers to questions regarding the governor's union bill. I appreciate all the support being shown and urge you to continue to show support via appropriate channels. Democracy allows for all of us to have a voice---And I have seen thousands of those voices.

I am committed to finding the answers to all those questions, but first we must continue the fight to protect our rights. After our contract expires, we will lose all bargaining rights AND employee relations provisions. Ever had an issue with a supervisor, well you may be losing any chance of getting it looked into after our contract expires!! Get to the Capitol off work time or with approval!

Please demonstrate the professionalism our Local union has shown through the years. In the workplace, be considerate and tolerant of those with differing opinions. Political discussions tend to polarize individuals and emotions tend to run high. Please refrain from disrupting our workplace in any way. Take your concerns to the capitol, email, or phone.

I have been awestruck by the support shown from our members and those not even affected by this change. Continue the positive fight! When we fight we win.

In solidarity,

Mike Ledwidge, BS, RDMS, RVT
President Local 1942

Governor Walker Attacks Workers Benefits and Rights

Take Action Now
Come to Capitol if you have time off for any length of time!!

Contact Governor's Office @ govgeneral@wisconsin.gov

Contact Any/All Senators Click Here for Addresses
http://http//legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/EmailDirectory.aspx?house=senate

Contact Any/All Representatives Click Here for Addresses
http://http//legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/EmailDirectory.aspx?house=assembly

This is not a TEST, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!! Keep contacting them!!


Click here to watch live at Capitol
http://www.wiseye.org/Home/AirVideoStream.aspx

UPDATE: WIlle Backes, Treasuer testified against this bill.
Mike Ledwidge, President signed up to testify and was not allowed after waiting till 3 am.

Without even trying to negotiate with unions, Wisconsin's governor has proposed radically changing state law to take away your bargaining rights and your union.

Click here to see how it may impact you information from an independent source.
http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/February11/0211/0211budgetdeficitbill.pdf


UPDATE: Currently, UWHC Employees appear to be exempt from this legislation until the expiration of the contract in four years. The hospital adminstration is in no way looking to cut pay or benefits as it was negotiated in good faith between both parties within our current contract. Please stay tuned for further updates as this is a very fluid situation. Take the time to contact your legislator and if you are able, please attend one or both of the rallies.

UPDATE 2/16/11 11:02 PM: As stated by the DOA during the testimony tonight, they clearly stated our contract would remain in force until it expires. Then we would lose collective bargaining!!

The governor solely wants to take away our contractual benefits and agreements made with UWHC, not the governor's office. Do not let him take away our contractual agreements made with our employer at UWHC!!

Please take action now and contact your legislator by clicking HERE.
http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=YYCIHR0lO%2FpVCigXTVH5mQM8e%2BjiWlNZ
Ask them to stop this radical move to take away the rights of Wisconsin workers.

Click Here to see actual Budget Bill.
http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/February11/0211/0211walkerbudgetlrb.pdf
Click here to see ammendments.
http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/February11/0216/0216lfbamendment.pdf


To be connected with your legislator call 877-753-5578. Politely ask them to stop this radical move to take away the rights of Wisconsin workers.

Please come to the Capitol on ANYTIME to help stop this government power grab.



*NEW*Public Employee Lobby Day
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Noon at Capitol

*NEW*Public Employee Lobby Day
Monday, February 21st, 2011

Contact Governor's Office @ govgeneral@wisconsin.gov

Contact Any/All Senators Click Here for Addresses
http://http//legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/EmailDirectory.aspx?house=senate

Contact Any/All Representatives Click Here for Addresses
http://http//legis.wisconsin.gov/w3asp/contact/EmailDirectory.aspx?house=assembly

This is not a TEST, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!! Keep contacting them!!


Click here for information about the rallies and bus schedules.
http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=9Qtgns1KLKV1tdx4dh3CrQM8e%2BjiWlNZ

fettpett
02-20-2011, 09:12 AM
it's a load of lies. Typical bullshit from Union thug leaders