Category: Government

Hate Leads To Violence

“So I went to get a shake after the chiropractor and as I got out of my car all I hear is “you one of them neo-nazi?” As the dude was swinging a small pocket knife over my car door …. then he took off running and I was just sitting there in shock like what the heck dude

I have no tattoos that would indicate anything like that
There is nothing on the car that I am aware of that might suggest it
My head is not shaved

I just don’t understand this world anymore lol people are crazy”
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Then we had a alt left winger pepper spay a news cameraman filming the demonstration. It would seem to me people have a right to their views and are free to express the words. They are not free to physically harm others expressing their views. Threats and damage to public and private property no matter what your views is against not only the law but against humanity. People do not have to like each other but the line is drawn when hate turns into physical damage.
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On another note. “Absolutes solve nothing, help no one and in the end alienate possible like hearted individuals from helping in the stewardship conversation. Sane use of the planet and not the me conversation of how much can I get out of the moment to fill my ego and pockets, is the conversation we must all be part of if we ever hope to have a future holding as core a saner use of our one and only world.”

Anomaly

What do we really known about the future and chaos? Most humans use a heuristic approach to solving problems they do not have a strong background in dealing with complex problems.. This concept creates many unintended results for our future and the direction of the whole mass. Our expectations are based on math and a calculated results based on information of the past. Cause and effect to work, needs a high probability of past actions. When we lack the data and or experience of our every action and have no control of other people’s actions we have a future that has many anomalies.

Marijuana the Lost War

But because marijuana remains illegal in so many states, smugglers can take advantage of the patchwork of laws. A pound of marijuana might sell for about $2,000 in Colorado but could fetch three times as much in a large East Coast city.

Again the South refuses to admit defeat. It is costing Mississippi millions to enforces obsolete laws which drag down its economy. Let people destroy themselves on drugs while the better intelligence survives to make humanity progress.

The alternative is what is happening now. “Citing the fact that 142 Americans die from drug overdoses every day, the commission said, “America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.”

“Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana, expunge federal marijuana convictions and penalize states with racially-disparate arrest or incarceration rates for marijuana-related crimes. The changes are aimed at undoing some of the harm the nation’s decades-long war on drugs has inflicted on poor and minority communities.”

Illeagal sales

Big Pharma Scam

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer

If we are going to fix the health care industry we need to fix the concept of growth in consumption of the industry.

Another problem is marketing drugs and using drugs for pain of problems that are not life threatening. Comfort drugs should not be an option especially paid for by insurance.

finite resources

Health, Follow The Money

We all want to enjoy being healthy. Most health problems come from two main sources. Genetic and environment are the main reasons for problems with health. Today we have testing for genetic problems before birth and it is up to the parents to decide the fate of the unborn child and it life long adjustment to its genes and all the issues that come with being unique.

On the other side is the environment which entails many factors such as education, food, experiences, drugs, parental care and directions, etc. Much of life long health is controllable before it becomes a costly problem. It takes willpower for example to eat right, exercise or understanding of risks in sports and other activities. Each individual has to weigh the risk problems against their behavior. How has the incentive changed when the government forces everyone to pay for health care regardless of having the willpower to do things to avoid health problems. When you have to pay why avoid the risks?

Then we have the issues of who profits from poor health? The health care industry has no incentive to see you do not need their services. Insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, medical equipment industry, millions of care takers and doctors, investors in these industries all want as many consumers as they can muster. Not to mention the malpractice Lawyers all do not want to see the population not needing health care.

If we are going to fix the system we need to follow the money and make incentives to not need the products of the health care industry.

Abuse of Health Insurance

“Under a plan by a city council member in Ohio, people who dial 911 seeking help for someone who’s overdosing on opioids may start hearing something new from dispatchers: “No.”

In response to the opioid epidemic that swept the nation — including the small city of Middletown, population 50,000 — council member Dan Picard has floated an idea that has been called more of “a cry of frustration” than a legitimate solution.

At a council meeting last week, Picard proposed a three-strikes-style policy for people who repeatedly overdose: Too many overdoses and authorities wouldn’t send an ambulance to resuscitate them.

Picard told The Washington Post that he sympathizes with anyone who has lost someone to drug abuse, but said that responding to an ever-increasing number of overdose calls threatens to bleed his city dry.”

There are finite resources to help people live longer. How do we decide who gets what? If the individual does not take responsible care of themselves should the public be forced to pay to keep them alive?

” A total of 111 people in California took their own lives using lethal prescriptions during the first six months of a law that allows terminally ill people to request life-ending drugs from their doctors, according to data released Tuesday.”The US faces an increasing opioid epidemic — has Obamacare been a contributing factor?
“In the end, entropy always wins.”

What is Education?

“Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills”

“Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging.”

The standard college model is not education but rather job training. Thinking requires people not to be politically correct or memorize and feed back facts. Thinking requires the ability to use experience to be creative to solve problems you never faced before. Today’s colleges just provide reasons which may not be all facts but based on cultural traditions.

“Harvard University revoked admission offers to at least 10 incoming students after the school discovered the individuals were posting explicit and obscene memes in a Facebook chat group that advocated sexual assault and mocked the death of children.”

Harvard is shielding students from getting experience in the real world. Some of these students will be fighting wars and crime. No wonder the students do not improve “Critical-Thinking-Skills’.

Failing Heath Care

“Authorities say two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house have died of opioid overdoses.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says, “If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example.”

When people are not responsible for their own health the system fails to be their keeper. Never in history has society been able to control people’s craving to get high. It comes down to parenting and teaching the wonder of living and learning. Virtue is not automatic it has to be learned. If not taught by caring parents then the risk is death. If all those in poverty have to look forward to is a life on the factory floor they will turn to drugs for a reward rather than the awe of learning and doing great things.

Another issue, “A new survey found that when it comes to recreational drug use, magic mushrooms appear to be the safest drug.

Only .2% of almost 10,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016 reported that they needed emergency medical treatment, according to the annual Global Drug Survey. The survey, of more than 120,000 participants in 50 countries, found that the rates of emergency medical treatment for MDMA, LSD, alcohol and cocaine were almost five times higher.”

Trump BS

We know almost every government official does not tell what is going on truthfully or tell us their true feelings about issues. Lots of horse trading is going on that would make the public puke. Perhaps it is time to end a democratic republic as we know it and have a draft of ordinary citizens represent the local pubic. No campaigns and money spent marketing issues just common sense and a will to talk truthfully about the pros and cons of what leaders face.

The media has gotten way to powerful and a monopoly which is forming public opinion rather than the citizens having the data to make their own minds up about the issues. We should separate facts from entertainment and the media opinion.

Government Not Working

Criminals are increasingly spoofing caller ID using VoIP apps including Skype or Google Voice to hide their identity and location, according to a report released today by Pindrop Labs.
Call center fraud is rising at an astronomical rate, as technical weakness becomes one of the three key contributors to its rapid rise, according to the 2017 Call Center Fraud Report released today by Pindrop Labs.

Based on a review of more than 500 million calls last year, Pindrop found fraud rates soared 113% over the previous year. That has resulted in a fraud rate of 1 in 937 calls in 2016, compared to 1 in 2,000 calls in the previous year. And this problem has morphed from being a responsibility of the call center operations to one of IT security.

Dansette