Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2012 US Senate Race New York

Kirsten Gillibrand, the Governor Paterson appointee, will likely win the 2 year U.S. Senate seat. She won the Primary with only about 75% of the Democratic vote. The crucial race coming up is the 6 year term. I intend to do a better job at getting on the ballot and being the 'non-corporate' Democratic alternative to her. I am fiscally conservative and socially progressive. Stay tuned...the excitement is just beginning. There is room for REAL Grassroots Democracy and I won't be pandering; I will be addressing issues from objectivity as humanly as possible. I need your support. Email me at norenforsenate@gmail.com
As a Health Care provider, we are getting crushed by the bean-counters in Washington DC...I am the 'anti-bean counter candidate'. We need to protect providers and patients at the same time.
My Act Blue donation tab will be active after Novembers elections. In the mean time, checks can be mailed to me directly and will follow FEC rules strictly. I will not accept individual donations if you work for Health Insurance companies, Banking, Gas/Oil, Pharmaceutical Giants and no PAC money. Email me if you'd like to donate. $10, 20, 50,100 dollar amounts are very welcome! If you've come here first, go to www.norenforsenate.com for more info.
Dr. Scott Noren

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jobs bill costs taxpayers/some benefits but...

See the following info on Schumer/Reid/Hatch Jobs Bill
The good the bad and the ugly
Senator Schumer remains the #1 recipient of Insurance lobby money in the entire US Senate.
Senator Gillibrand remains the #1 recipient of Commercial Banking money in the entire Congress (House AND Senate)
The bill started this way:
Now the headlines read:
My comments on the whole deal:

I suggest that we create a better business environment by redirecting the wealth away from the health insurance industry and back towards individuals and businesses.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Went to the DEC Meeting at the State Theater in Ithaca for public comments on the DEC document regarding Marcellus Shale gas drilling/fracking. I oppose any new studies because we know the likely eventual consequences...ruining of the waterways and aquaphors. The end-all result is an environmental and social catastrophe of immense magnitude for NY. I will post my speech here and on the web site asap.
I signed a petition to ban fracking. I believe in a National ban on fracking, period.

To see where Ms. Gillibrand stands and to see she still has alliances with and gets Lobby money from Gas/Oil...here is a portion of her Press Release:

"The Marcellus Shale represents a tremendous economic opportunity for New York, and I commend DEC for recognizing the importance of harvesting and producing new sources of energy to address the growing need for energy throughout the state. However, our quest for new sources of energy and potential economic growth should not come at the expense of good, clean air and safe drinking water for all New Yorkers," Senator Gillibrand wrote in her letter to New York Governor David Paterson. "New York has an abundant supply of fresh, clean water, and we must learn from the accidents that other states have already experienced to avoid damage to our own precious natural resources."

You can see she is speaking from a position that clearly entertains the idea that fracking could be permissible if assurances can be made for it's safety. My contention is that it will never be proven safe enough to ensure that our water supply will not be in danger. She is clear on this and hold her to her word.

Staten Island Dems Meeting/Nov. 17th 2009

Thanks for having me come speak...a very open-minded group of Democrats and in need for more representation by the City Council.
Look forward to coming back again if invited.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Arianna Huffington at Ithaca College

Went to see Arianna Huffington speak at Ithaca College here tonight. Kudos to the Park Foundation and others for sponsoring it. She talked and entertained simultaneously but discussed getting the truth out and ignoring left to right issues. I agree. Afterwords, I had a chance to meet her and say hello.
I gave her an envelope with a flyer and a request for Huffington Post coverage inside. I introduced myself and then walked away letting others get photo ops. I talked to a couple friends outside in the lobby and then gathered the courage to go back and pose the following:
I told her that, as she described "old media" (print), it costs $35,000 to place a Full page ad in the New York Daily News. It costs $65,000 for an unscheduled ad in the NY Times. I told her that advertising in her Huffington Post (New media) was too expensive for a US Senate candidate like me currently. How can an FEC (Federal Election Commission) registered candidate like myself ever compete and get covered if the costs are so much? How exactly can you 'get the truth out' as a candidate like myself? I asked if she would consider having a candidate forum for major offices on Huffington Post. We'll see...I'd like to be interviewed by them even better!
Good night.
Scott Noren DDS

Monday, October 12, 2009

Health care discussion Wednesday October 14th

Health Care Discussion
Wednesday, October 14th
JCC, 5655 Thompson Road Syracuse, NY
7:30-8:30 PM (will start promptly at 7:30!)

The headlines today are an indicator that the insurance companies are still
trying to pull a fast one..let's talk about it and what can be done

Thursday, August 27, 2009

October 6th Health Care Meeting/Town Hall

Albany Public Library, Main Branch 6-8:30 PM
Health Care reform talk by Dr. Noren
What the government can, can't, should and shouldn't do
What you can, can't, should and shouldn't do