And the CDC saga continues…

Entered on 12/30/2015 at 13:04:31 EST (GMT-0500) by Pat M:

Ms Stahl,

The Help Desk responds to emails received from weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, Eastern Times. The emails you sent on December 28 were received after hours so they did not receive an immediate reply.

Since you do not have a phone to contact the agency representative listed in the proposed rule in docket CDC-2015-0112 we sent your contact information directly to the agency for response. Help Desk

Thu, Dec 31, 2015 4:12 pm
Re: Public comment on the Guidelines
From: Greenspan, Arlene (CDC/ONDIEH/NCIPC)

Ms. Stahl,

Thank you for your comments and your inquiry about public posting. Once you submit comments, they are not immediately posted. There is another step that needs to happen before the public can view inquiries. We have received numerous comments and it sometimes takes 1-2 days for comments to get posted. At this time several of your comments have been posted. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Arlene Greenspan, DrPH, MPH, PT
Associate Director for Science
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, MS F63
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770-488-1279

Fri, Jan 1, 2016 10:22 pm

Dear Ms. Greenspan:

I’ve just checked the CDC website and am happy to see that my comments have made it past your reviewers. I feel like I just won the lottery! 🙂

Am I allowed to ask if you’re related to Alan Greenspan? (Yikes!)

Happy New Year, Ms. Greenspan. May you always have the ability to manage whatever pain life brings you.

Johnna from Albuquerque

In The Background #2

New Year’s Day in the Q began covered by one huge cloud, but it’s now beginning to clear up, and I see a few balloons flying in the background of my awesome mountain. I’m listening to Lady Gaga… I’ve got black beans and rice on the stove and tortillas warming in the oven… In other words, Bud and I are having a good day. 🙂

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(Photos taken on New Year’s Eve.)

In The Background

“In the animal kingdom, one of the keys to survival is to outwit your enemies. And when you’re surrounded by carnivores, one of the best strategies is to fade into the background and disappear.” Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“The Romans thought of themselves as the chosen people, yet they built the greatest army on Earth by recruiting warriors from any background.” Amy Chua


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“I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.” Sonia Sotomayor

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“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.” Dave Barry


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I know that’s a lot of photos… but I need a lot of art therapy today (because smile hangover). As always, thanks for viewing. 🙂

(Photos taken on New Year’s Eve.)