|Children's Breaking News
|10-15-07 On 10-2-07 we sent a letter to Governor Granholm, Lt. Governor J. Cherry, Mi. Attorney General Mike Cox, Michigan Senate,
House of Representatives, and other elected and appointed government representatives asking they contact various professors in
Michigan's colleges for their acknowledgement of our discovery and its potential for damaging the children's skeletal system. This was a
follow-up to a previous warning on 10-2-07 and other correspondences. Response from Michigan will be posted. A copy of our letter and
recipients is available by clicking on this link:
8-07-07 We submitted a formal request for a telephone call with Governor Jennifer Granholm to discuss children developing permanent
finger deformities in Child Care Centers and elementary schools.
7-3-07 Waiting for corrective actions from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. The Michigan Department of Child Day Care Licensing is
in the process of verbally informing the Child Centers to not use video gaming in the centers.
6-20-07 A copy of our book "Our Silent Epidemic" has been has been sent to the leaders of the House and Senate, each Senator on the
Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Chaired by Senator Kennedy), Dr. Charles Helmick-CDC, Director of the NHTSA,
Senator Obama, Clinton, and others running for president and all co-sponsors of Joe Lieberman's Bill S. 948.
5-12-07 In October 2006, We personally asked Governor Granholm for her help in stopping our young children from developing finger
deformities in our Michigan Child Day Care Facilities from playing video games and other dynamic force processes. Again in November
2006, I was informed that her staff was reviewing our information and would take corrective actions. On 5-12-07 we were informed the
investigation was still being conducted.
4-9-07 Senator Joe Lieberman, Senate bill S. 948 "Children and Media Research Advancement Act" (CAMRA Act)
We are very pleased to report that Senator Joe Lieberman resubmitted his bill titled CAMRA Act to congress on 3-21-07. The bill requests
$95 mil for the National Institute of Health and Child Development (NIHCD) to study the role and impact of electronic media in the
development of children. The study will result in confirmation of the information in our book.
Senators Brownback, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Durbin, and Mr. Casey co-sponsored the bill.
Senator Ted Kennedy chairs the Committee for "Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions." Please continue to call your senators and
Senator Ted Kennedy's congressional contact Mr. Michael Meyer 202 224-4543 to encourage prompt passage of Senate bill S. 948.
3-26-07 Investigations are being conducted, and medical peer reviews are being planned. Medical papers are being prepared for
submittal to the AMA.
01-23-07 1:40PM We called Governor Granholm's Office leaving word for her contact Linda Collins to call us back with any update since
Governor Granholm's 11-20-06 decision to take actions on the children's finger deformities from playing video games. Especially the wide
use of video games in Michigan's Child Day Care Centers.
1-15-07 Michigan Child Day Care Facilities We spoke to the directors of The Michigan Children's Day Care Facilities, Jim Gale and Jim
Sinnamon. We spoke of the publication of our book, our communications with Governor Granholm's office indicating she was going to act
on our information. We made it clear that we had the medical endorsements that was asked for by the Attorney General's office, and their
office. Per our medical endorsement, we emphasised that children under the age of 8 years-old should not be allowed to play video
games, and supportive medical papers to the American Medical Association were in process for submittal. We offered to attend a Day
Care Facility and identify the dynamic force processes to prevent further injuries to our small people. Jim Gale said he would take another
look at our information. The Michigan Child Day Care Licensing has been in the process of taking corrective actions with the Children's
Home Centers because the centers typically have only 5-6 children, and video games are promoted as a means to provide orderly
behavior, with unlimited playing time. Though the larger Day Care Facilities have more activity programs scheduled than the home
centers, the larger facilities have computers, video gaming, and coloring. Coloring is very damaging to the 1-2-3 year-old children.
11-20-06 The office of Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm called saying Governor Granholm and staff were investigating our
information and we could expect further action from the Governor.
10-22-06 We attended the Michigan Democratic Rally in Flint, Michigan, gave Governor Granholm, Lt. Governor John Cherry, Senator
Debbie Stabenow, Senator John Kerry, a copy of our book "Our Silent Epidemic" on a CD. This was face to face discussion and Jennifer
Granholm said she was going to work on it as we expressed the dangers to all children, including the Child Day Care children playing
unlimited Video Gaming. Sadly as of 11-10-07 we haven't heard from the governor, but were told by her aid...our information is taken under
09-2006 It was noted Hewett Packard added a warning decal to their computer keyboards. The first we saw of this. Their website
stipulates skeletal damage could result, but doesn't define skeletal damage. We sent HP, DELL, and others our information on children's
finger deformities in March 2006. http://www.hp.com/ergo/pdfs/297660-002.pdf Comfort and Safety Guide #297660-002
|Warning... If your young children played video games, used computers, then
they do have permanently bent and twisted fingers and hand functional losses.
This isn't about the other guy, it's about you an your family.
|Click picture See
|Do not allow your young children to play video games, use
computers, or color until you read the hazards on our site
|The Video Gaming Industry wants Senate bill S.948-CAMRA Act to go away forever. Did you know that on 11-14-08 Microsoft Executives
visited Washington and discussed children's finger injuries from video gaming and S.948 is now being stalled? The Nintendo Wii is
suppose to replace the damaging game controller, but the Wii is equally damaging.
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|U.S. Congress switchboard (Toll Free) 1-800-828-0498
If they don't answer right away, let the phone ring because their on the other line and will answer in the order received.
If you can't remember your Senators name - tell them your state and they will connect you to your senator.
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video gaming injuries.
|In addition to calling your senators, please consider calling these as well:
Senator Ted Kennedy - Chair of HELP Committee
Senator Harry Reid - Senate Majority Leader
Senator Richard Durbin - Assistant Majority Leader
Senator Robert C. Byrd - President Pro Tempore
Senator Joe Lieberman
|Senate bill S.948-CAMRA Act (created for studying the physical and mental effects of video gaming on our children) has now failed passage
for 6-years. U.S. Congress switchboard (Toll Free) 1-800-828-0498
|The Green Machine - OLPC XO - Laptop Computer for children around the world is DANGEROUS
|The Damaging Keyboard
|WARNING: Number 2 of 3 "The Green Machine"
|WARNING Number 1 of 3 - Children's Health Study S.948-CAMRA Act - Delayed by Ted Kennedy this time
| These senators belong to the HELP Committee (which is delaying the legislation to study children's health)
Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM),
Patty Murray (D-WA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Barack Obama (D-IL), Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Richard Burr (R-NC), Johnny
Isakson (R-GA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Wayne Allard (R-CO), Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), Bernard Sanders (I) (VT),
|Michigan Legislators continue to allow children to develop crippling finger deformities from video gaming
|WARNING: Number 3 of 3 - Michigan Legislators Refuse to Ban Video Gaming in Child Day Care Centers
News Flint, Mi
|5-28-08 - Actions of Senator Mike Enzi, Joe
Lieberman and Microsoft
Executives are questioned.
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|Note: S.948 has expired. It
is not being considered.