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ENDNOTE: The message to children in Gooferment Skrules and today’s “culture” is what?

2017-Oct-21

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/why-horrors-like-vegas-massacre-are-occurring-more-often/

WND EXCLUSIVE
WHY HORRORS LIKE VEGAS MASSACRE ARE OCCURRING MORE OFTEN
David Kupelian explores most important question about mass shooting
Published: 13 hours ago

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Let us reason together.

  • Do you think telling children, in a multitude of ways as today’s culture and education system consistently do, that God does not exist has no effect on their mental health and happiness?
     
  • Do you think the legalization of marijuana in state after state, creating a celebratory atmosphere around pot and other drugs, doesn’t contribute to drug dependency, not to mention growing psychosis – especially when today’s marijuana is known to be many times more potent than in decades past?
     
  • Do you think aborting almost 60 million American children in the four-plus decades since the Supreme Court legalized it in 1973 – and the not-subtle message this sanitized slaughter sends throughout society about the lack of sacredness of human life – has no effect on people’s mental health? …
     
  • Do you think, in the Internet age, that ubiquitous graphic images and videos of intimate body parts and hard-core sex – images that intrude and are indelibly burned into the minds and souls of tens of millions of young and old alike – does not awaken and feed a very dark nature, and exacerbate all manner of personal, relational, marital and mental health problems?

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One has to wonder.

And what part does the society and its institutions play into the problems?

For my part, any more, I just don’t know. Of course, as a fat old white guy retired injineer who’s a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income, I have opinions. 

And remedies:

  • Get the Gooferment out of schools. Privatize Gooferment Skrules out of existence over the next 40 years.
  • End the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. Put the States, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens in the “drug” business — what will out of work drug gangs do?
  • End “Roe v Wade” and all other Gooferment interventions into “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else.
  •  Enforce the age restrictions on the internet by forcing the ISPs to give paying Customers (i.e., parents) the ability to identify children’s and teen’s internet accounts.

Put Gooferment back in its proper place in the USA — serving the Citizens; not the Crony Capitalists.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: The welfare state is EVERYONE’S enemy

2017-Oct-14

http://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/walter-williams/walter-williams-column-the-welfare-state-s-legacy/article_fbe70a1a-4d67-5a29-bb7d-4f6398535a1f.html

RETROGRESSION
Walter Williams column: The welfare state’s legacy
By Walter E. Williams Sep 24, 2017  

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That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by leftists, there is little evidence to support it.

The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure. Children from fatherless homes are likelier to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison. They are also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households.

But is the weak black family a legacy of slavery?

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The undeniable truth is that neither slavery nor Jim Crow nor the harshest racism has decimated the black family the way the welfare state has.

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The most damage done to black Americans is inflicted by those politicians, civil rights leaders and academics who assert that every problem confronting blacks is a result of a legacy of slavery and discrimination. That’s a vision that guarantees perpetuity for the problems.

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I’ve seen the “welfare state” as an outsider when someone near and dear to be became disabled due to an auto accident. The physical injury was horrific, but what was worse was what the “welfare state” did to her. It sapped her work ethic. 

Always a very hard worker, she began to get a “disability check” from the  “welfare state”. She referred to it as “her money”. She didn’t recognize that it was just enough to starve on. She also got the EBT of food stamps; not recognizing it wasn’t enough for a month. Finally, when the lights began to dawn, she has to date resisted work because she’d lose — or at least diminish — “her check”. So, up close and personal, I saw the corrosive effect of “welfare”.

I know two others who are on the real “dole” — I refer to Social Security Retirement as being on the “dole” even though it’s just stealing back what was stolen in the first place — and the one seeks extra money from the underground economy and the lottery. The other sponges off family and talks silliness about getting more “benefits” to save and go to Disneyworld. 

Argh!

I just shake my head at the poverty that they are all in and are being condemned to. I’m not sure there is ANY hope.

And as fat old white guy injineer, I know I can’t solve the problem. Frustrating!

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ENDNOTE: Pro-abortion “Catholics” sounds like CINO

2017-Oct-07

FROM “CATHOLIC VOTE DOT ORG”:

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  • Missouri: Pro-abortion “Catholic” Claire McCaskill is considered one of the most vulnerable Senators running for re-election next year.
  • Indiana: “Catholic” Joe Donnelly claims he’s pro-life but votes to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Now he’s in trouble for investing in companies that outsource jobs to Mexico.
  • Pennsylvania: So-called “pro-life Democrat” Robert Casey, Jr. continues to betray Catholic voters despite his father’s proud pro-life legacy. Pennsylvania voters proved last year they are ready for change.
  • Montana: Current Democratic Senator Jon Tester has never shied from his support for abortion, earning the endorsement of the radical pro-abortion group NARAL. His probable opponent? Matt Rosendale, proud Catholic and defender of life. Remember Trump won Montana 56%-35% over Hillary.
  • North Dakota: “Catholic” Heidi Heitkamp is unabashed in her support for abortion. She has also voted against restoring religious liberty protections for Catholic schools and hospitals. But Trump defeated Hillary 63%-27% in the Peace Garden state. Heitkamp can be beat. 

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Let’s not forget a few RINOs that need to be “primary-ed”:

  • John McCain (AZ)
  • Susan Collins (ME)
  • Lisa Murkowski (AK) 

I’d give Rand Paul (KY) a pass because he tried to push a “clean repeal” bill that the RINOs rejected.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: A great man — Stanislav Petrov — passes with little notice

2017-Sep-30

https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/man-who-saved-the-world-from-nuclear-armageddon-in-1983-1818501062

Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77
Matt Novak Today 5:20am

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On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But now reports have surfaced that Petrov died this past May. He was 77 years old.

Karl Schumacher, a political activist in Germany, was one of the first people to publicize Petrov’s story back in the late 1990s. But Schumacher reportedly learned of Petrov’s death this month after contacting Petrov’s home. Petrov’s son Dmitry reported that the man who saved the world all those years ago had died on May 19, 2017. Schumacher confirmed Petrov’s death to Gizmodo this morning.

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When I first heard about the story in the late 90’s, I was truly shocked at how close the human race had come to annihilation. 

Now the report of his passing almost unnoticed, I am again shocked at how little the world cares for this hero.

Requiescat In Pacem, Stanislav with my prayers of thanksgiving that y9ou were on duty that night.

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On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But now reports have surfaced that Petrov died this past May. He was 77 years old.

Karl Schumacher, a political activist in Germany, was one of the first people to publicize Petrov’s story back in the late 1990s. But Schumacher reportedly learned of Petrov’s death this month after contacting Petrov’s home. Petrov’s son Dmitry reported that the man who saved the world all those years ago had died on May 19, 2017. Schumacher confirmed Petrov’s death to Gizmodo this morning.

ENDNOTE: Walter Williams on “fatherless homes”

2017-Sep-23

https://www.creators.com/read/walter-williams/09/17/the-welfare-states-legacy

The Welfare State’s Legacy
By Walter E.Williams
September 20, 2017 

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The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure. Children from fatherless homes are likelier to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison. They are also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households. But is the weak black family a legacy of slavery? In 1960, just 22 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families. Fifty years later, more than 70 percent of black children were raised in single-parent families. Here’s my question: Was the increase in single-parent black families after 1960 a legacy of slavery, or might it be a legacy of the welfare state ushered in by the War on Poverty?

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Professor Williams always teaches me something.

Now we can blame to Gooferment for this human disaster.

Seems like we need to declare DEFEAT in the “War on Poverty”. 

Just like the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”, the Gooferment IS the problem.

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ENDNOTE: Nursing home deaths

2017-09SEP-17

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/health/florida-nursing-home-video/index.html

Video shows naked woman in sweltering nursing home where 8 died By Steve Almasy, Tina Burnside and Miguel Marquez, CNN

Updated 8:20 AM ET, Sat September 16, 2017

(CNN)On the night before emergency workers had to evacuate people from a Florida nursing home where eight died, residents suffered in the sweltering heat as staff used fans to cool them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video obtained by CNN shows.

The 34-second recording shows a couple in a room at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, with a fan sitting on a nightstand, blowing air across the room and a window cracked open slightly.

According to the family member who shot the video, those two nursing home residents received medical treatment and are recovering.

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How we treat the young, the old, and the infirm is an indication of the health of society.

It’s not a political problem; it’s a moral problem.

There must be better “community standards” that make this impossible to happen again.

If we valued our fellow humans, then we’d “figure it out”.

IMHO

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ENDNOTE: Why there is NO SUCH THING as “price gouging”!

2017-Sep-09

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jason-stapleton-program/id840193021?mt=2&i=1000391617239

Why there is NO SUCH THING as “price gouging”!

Listen to the first cut of Jason’s podcast aa he clearly explains that “gouging prices” ensure that there is supply for those who need it the most.

A displaced family might squeeze into one room at the “gouging” price as opposed to spreading out in two rooms at the regular price. Thus ensuring a room for another family.

Argh.

Simple law of economics at work to balance supply and demand.

Great explanation!!!

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