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.”

Genetics

One might be forgiven for assuming that Iceland has developed an innovative treatment for the chromosomal disorder. It turns out Iceland’s solution is much simpler, and much more sinister: using prenatal testing and abortion to systematically exterminate children with Down syndrome.

If you have government mandated health care, resources are limited and will result to rules that make it efficient. On the other hand resources are still limited and the individuals have to pay to play. Those without the resources can not afford to sustain life as long as the technology has made possible but not available to all that want it.

To Be or Not To Be a Consumer

Is the simple life a better life? Is free time better than being busy? Is thinking more rewarding than doing?

Our economy is based on being a worker/consumer but when basic needs are met does working more for material goods bring the purpose of life better meaning? Lots of questions with very complicated debates.

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

Free Speech and Slander

Dawkins called Islam “the most evil religion in the world” in a speech last month.

Upon hearing the news that his talk was canceled, Dawkins fired back an open letter to KPFA. One of his questions gets right to the point: “I am known as a frequent critic of Christianity and have never been de-platformed for that. Why do you give Islam a free pass? Why is it fine to criticize Christianity but not Islam?”

Being a critic is part of free speech but promoting lies is not. Everyone has opinions and that is what makes this country great. There is a big difference between opinions and facts. Then the facts have got to have evidence to make them facts. When government forces people to to withhold opinions because of emotional distress it has stepped beyond its bounds. It is culture and virtue that expresses the wisdom to be careful of other people’s feelings. To not have virtue and wisdom is not a crime just a characteristic that does not win friends.

If a radio station has the right to cancel a guest so does the cake maker for being required to go against his beliefs.

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.

Pick or Choose?

Most educational systems are designed by psychological standards to measure efficient use of money. The problem is education has gotten more and more costly due to standard regulations. What is the purpose of education in the first place? To produce consumer/workers? What is happiness?

I suspect that a system that is measured and designed to limit choice has made life simpler. Children only have to know the correct answer out of five choices rather than an infinite picks that life really offers. Do we spend time trying to find the best pick or do we make a quick choice that is just mediocre? The difference between being good enough and being great is how much you say “No”.

Inequality, Fair and Reasonable

“In a paper published in April in the journal Nature Human Behaviour called ‘Why people prefer unequal societies’, a team of researchers from Yale University argue that humans – even as young children and babies – actually prefer living in a world in which inequality exists. It sounds counter-intuitive, so why would that be? Because if people find themselves in a situation where everyone is equal, studies suggest that many become angry or bitter if people who work hard aren’t rewarded, or if slackers are over-rewarded.
For example, in one study, a group of six- to eight-year-olds was tasked with divvying up erasers among two boys who cleaned a room as rewards. Researchers found that, if they told the group of children that both boys did a good job, and then gave the group an odd number of erasers, the kids made the unanimous decision to throw away the extra eraser rather than give it to one of the boys as an unfair bonus.
And yet? When the researchers told the kids that one boy worked harder than the other, the group awarded the extra prize to the harder worker.
“We argue that the public perception of wealth inequality itself being aversive to most people is incorrect, and that instead, what people are truly concerned about is unfairness,” says Christina Starmans, a psychology post-doc at Yale who worked on the paper.”

Dansette