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Blog – Home Sweet Homeland Security 10/21/2015

Home Sweet Homeland Security,

October 21st, 2015

The terrorist activity of 9/11 2001 gave birth to a pretty big baby; The Department of Homeland Security. They were brought into existence by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The Act is like reading a paperback novel with no plot twist or even a plot for that matter. It’s 187 pages where the characters are handed their parts for a play in progress. It’s the most impressive show in recent times and all the world’s a stage. I’ve read it for you but if you’d like to read it yourself be my guest. Homeland Security Act of 2002

I playfully make references to plays and books but this is very real. Because of modern times it’s probably what America should have looked like a decade before the attacks took place. 22 separate departments came together to form The Department of Homeland Security. That’s an amazing amount of consolidating for more efficiency.  I can’t overstate how much of a fan I am. If I didn’t have such a past to contend with I’d love to leave my mark by contributing through the DHS.

The aspect you may want to know most about the Homeland Security Act is how much power they have. They have quite a bit. They really don’t have to answer to anyone except the Vice President and the Congress. I think they should have to answer to less; the Vice President and the speaker of the house only. There are too many corrupt elements in Congress for the kind of sensitive information they possess. The goal should be to ween off of such authority when it can be explained to the people why such authority was ever needed.

SEC. 811. AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY (of Homeland Security)

(b) PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN INVESTIGATIONS

(d) ACCESS TO INFORMATION BY CONGRESS

The above section is where you can find the limits of authority in the Homeland Security Act.

Departments that joined Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security’s Mission

All that being said I did find some problems with America while reading the Homeland Security Act. It seems to me that the private sector provides much more vital support to our Government than the average American Citizen. That includes the DHS and the DoD (Department of Defense). So much so that I’m afraid the Government is dependent on such technologies and personnel, leaving us (the American people) at the mercy of the private sector (big business). I believe the American Government should always be able to stand on it’s own; that’s stand on the people without crushing them under it’s weight. If this trend continues it will result in an Oligarchy residing over an Anarchy. An Oligarchy is when a few of the wealthiest rule the rest. This calls for a new economy, new perspective, and the redistribution of wealth.

The problem with the redistribution of wealth is when transferring it to the lower classes there’s no way to keep it down there. The price for material goods and services will just increase handing the money right back to the wealthy.  The other problem with the redistribution of wealth is that the wealthy don’t want to do it. I have no problem with the wealthy. I hope to be wealthy some day, as do many others. We need something that will work for everyone and Occupational Parenting is that something. It won’t take a miracle to convert the economy. It only takes the will to do so. If we can coordinate the unification of 22 different departments into one functional department on the fly we can coordinate the changes needed to convert our economic system. It keeps a generous flow of income to the lowest monetary class while calling for the rest of American enterprise to feed that flow. Corporations would be invested in bringing forth the very best humanity has to offer.  We would actually experience deflation and the wealthy would be able to still enjoy the lifestyle in which they’re accustomed because goods would cost less.

If there was a financial revolution today and big business wanted to pull out of government affairs (do to reforms) we wouldn’t fair well. They would take everything they know and can produce with them. The Department of Homeland Security would be a big hitter if the people of America are to have a defense. Someone would have to be able to secure the assets needed for the DoD to provide a favorable outcome for the people of America. The DHS could be The Department of Defense‘s connection to the rest of the world. Some say the American Government is headed for fall. It certainly looks possible. Lets say for arguments sake the leading contractor for for America’s technologies wanted to fail the American Government and declared the American people would now have to answer to him or her. With the control of military and Government technology would we be compelled to do so. It’s easy to say “that’s paranoid and such a company would never do that”. It’s far better to be able to say no such company can do that. The very best and brightest that the world has to offer need to be in a military uniform or employed by one of the Departments charged with keeping us safe. The people would need The Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Constitution, and any politicians worthy of reform. Such a fall would simply be reconstruction.

I’m not convinced that Bernie Sanders view of breaking up these massive entities would work without Governmental collapse but I do agree that the public needs to be more aware. I think we’re at a point where we do have to ask big business to do the right thing and the number of people asking does make a difference. I hope that billionaires, educators, and politicians have read and are reading this site. I certainly try to make it compelling enough. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – How Can We Be More Informed 10/14/2015

How Can We Be More Informed

October 14th, 2015

I want the truth about the human condition including the condition of the world we live in. I want to know what universities and research labs are working on. How far has cloning come? What can be done with a microchip in someone’s body. What can be done without one? I want to know what Psychology knows about me that I don’t know about myself. I want to know if sociology has been used to take advantage of a community or a country.  I want to know what big business is spending it’s money on and why the US Government is borrowing at a rate of $40,000 per minute. I want to know who we’re borrowing that from. I want to know what politicians are invested in overseas so that America’s well being and their money’s well being may be a conflict of interest. I want to know how much more it will cost to purchase humanly raised meat and why it cost whatever that amount is. I want to have the Constitution explained first word to the last word (I have read it). Why should I have to pay (college) for that information. Isn’t America still better off when it’s people are informed. Isn’t it the information age? I want to know why we’re still so ignorant in the information age. It seems like the age of the privileged.

When I think of these questions I’m overwhelmed but isn’t that what our politicians and educators are for? I don’t give a shit about trans fat or what size soda you can drink in New York by comparison to real life questions. The media makes totally disproportionate matters of life and death the focal point of our lives. I care about the family that burned to death in the fire but please don’t use it as a distraction. What are the other billions of people and dollars doing. War and conflict is a good one. How much do we know about everything defining those events. I agree with a need for National Security but couldn’t we be told more if we could understand more. We shouldn’t have to fight for this information or be shut down because we want to know. I’ve had professionals tell me that I was having racing thoughts or that I was confused. Sure I’ve been in the loony bin and the only way out is to say “I feel much better now and I’m not having those thoughts anymore”. Then take a handful of daily pills to keep your “sanity”. The world is insane and the children, their families, and their planet are becoming fragmented because of it. There is no conspiracy except money and power it’s the common denominator of all the a fore mentioned questions.

We are like snakes at the feet of our politicians and they know to tread lightly but does that mean we should be satisfied with being snakes? “Want To Know How To Become An Informed Citizen? Here’s How” gives us some resources to stay more informed. But let’s face it most folks don’t want to use there well earned relaxation time on political science. And who understands the stock market? Better yet who understands how the two work together and the knowledge vital to be an informed agent for change. Do you think our Government and big business wants us to know more about what there what they’re doing or less? Unless your job is actually in politics or business law who has time to effect change. Such people are busy little bees and still may find it difficult to make the time needed. Even if they put forth efforts in direction of positive change  and patriotism is not on their employer’s agenda they may find their job gone as well as any other future job. So if the American landscape is to still exist we’ve got to make time for what’s important.

I spend most of my time doing research for this blog. I feel America slipping away into a void of governmental and economic failure. I’m going to grab on and anchor it as much as one concerned citizen can. If the American Government fell to anarchy the rich would still be rich and therefore in control. An oligarchy can exist within anarchy. The politicians would become whatever little pets their decisions had allowed them to become. Everyone would be living a life of every man for himself or herself and those of us in a lower income bracket wouldn’t fair as well. There’d be no laws against murder, rape, and burglary. Many civilized citizens wouldn’t make it and doomsday preppers wouldn’t seem so crazy. But why worry about that? America’s never going to fall. It can’t. Can it?

I have a couple more websites that focus on informaty (which isn’t a word but should be in the information age). The first is “12 Steps to Being Well-Informed“. The second focuses more on today’s technology “7 Ways To Stay Informed And Up-To-Date Online“. I’ve really got to do my part. I still use a printed Random House Webster’s dictionary. The article I’ve linked is lousy with ads but it does speak to a more technologically advanced world.

I think we become more informed by knowing the legislation being voted on in local and Federal arenas. We should have all the technical jargon translated to a language that everyone can understand. And there should be an advocate of the people to perform those functions. Our elected politicians just aren’t doing that for us. The gap in the wealth of information is as stratospheric as the gap in monetary wealth.

I feel overwhelmed and punching the keypad of computer is a real life saver. I foresee a future where I have the wherewithal to do more. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – Scientist Now Say We Use 100% 10/7/2015

Scientist Now Say We Use 100%

October 7th, 2015

Yes, modern scientist like neurologist Barry Gordon seem to leading the pack when writing off the idea that humans only use 10% of their brain. In “Do People Only Use 10% of Their Brains” Gordon calls it laughable. Psychologist William James gets much of the credit for the myths origin. It’s also said that Albert Einstein perpetuated this untruth. John Henley, also a respected neurologist says over the course of a day humans use 100% of their brain.

Well that’s kinda boring and isn’t very hopeful either. The thought of having and untapped 90% of the brain’s wealth is much more amusing. Thinking that we may be able to figure out how to make everyone an Einstein fills one with a sense of anticipation.

At any rate, It turns out that the brain is made up of 90% non-neuronal or glial cells also known as astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. These cells surround and protect neurons. They stabilize the neurons though homeostasis and provide myelin which is the fatty covering on the axons of neurons. It’s widely accepted that inactive cells degenerate and seize to be living organisms. What if glial cells stay just active enough to survive and are awaiting evolution or some stimuli to a higher function. In the very same article “Do People Only Use 1-0% of Their Brains” in the last paragraph the author states we don’t know the full function of glial cells.

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So this may be a little like believing in Santa Clause or it may just be in the spirit of discovery to think that mankind has not yet reached their apex; that evolution has not yet produced it’s final product, or that God’s handiwork isn’t done. I for one choose to believe that there is more to come. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – EINSTEIN 9/30/2015

EINSTEIN

September 30th, 2015

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” (Albert Einstein) There are many explanations for what Einstein meant. Here are a few:

(1) He was referencing the idea that it is impossible to prove that anything exists other than what’s in your mind. So, reality can be viewed as only what is in your mind – which can be viewed as an illusion.

(2) I am the black hole of experience! Nothing can escape me because I can only ever see things from my perspective. Does everything take place within the context of my imagination? Is this just a long dream that I keep waking up to? *How much* of what I experience am I making up as I go along?

How big a role does the subconscious (by this I could mean events occurring in parts of our brain that do not translate into experiences we’re aware of, or experiences we’re aware of only very subtly) play in our thinking and our experience in waking life?

I know that to most people (although other people are just part of MY reality), and even to me a lot of the time, pondering such an idea might feel “just silly”.. but are there REALLY any good reasons to believe that most of the world functions independently of me being able sense it?   

(3) All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, everything you think of as the material world dissolves on the sub atomic levels. Literally reality is and illusion, albeit a very persistent illusion 

These solutions remind of an age old question – If a tree falls in the woods and know one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is no. Sound is only an interpretation of vibration. Therere will still be the vibrations from the fallen tree but no ears or brains to translate them.

I’ve always taken Einstein’s quote to mean existence can’t be proven mathematically. Thus if it can’t be proven reality must be an illusion. I don’t think existence needs to be proven mathematically. Our inadequate system of math doesn’t solve for the infinite number of infinities within every infinity. I think existence can be explained philosophically and that’s exactly what I’ve attempted to do in The Perceivable Universe. The page will bend the imagination to it’s limit which brings me to my favorite Einstein quote (s) .

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” (Albert Einstein) The imagination must evolve to encircle the Universe.

There are so many things that Einstein and I disagree about. I’m a huge believer in a strong military; marching and sounding off cadence; the works. Albert Einstein held such things in contempt. I am not a pacifist though I was as a child. In the school of hard knocks I learned that fighting is a part of a baser communication process; like reindeer games. I also fought a lot because I was considered “black” among Caucasians. If there was a bully  looking for some fun, I stuck out like a sore thumb. I learned never to be a bully by getting my ass kicked. I am certainly no moral giant. I’m very different than Einstein was and still I think Einstein’s dreamy. Not in a sexually attractive way but in the way of admiration. He was able to remain humble though all indicators were telling him that he was great.  I’m a stay at home dad and I share my love of solitude with Albert Einstein but Einstein’s solitude was no doubt in part to not finding a lot of intellectual equals.

Why There Will Never Be Another Einstein

Sometimes I wonder what Albert Einstein would think of me. My hope is that he would have found me inspiring. If not inspiring at least amusing. Either one or both are acceptable from Albert Einstein. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – Should Homosexuals Be Denied Marriage 9/23/2015

Should Homosexuals Be Denied Marriage?

September 23rd, 2015

The 1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Really that says it all but it does bring up other questions. Are you an American first or a Christian, Muslim,  Jew etc. first. America does not have a religion and is unable by law to legislate religious beliefs. I’m glad for it. “In God We Trust” applies to anyone’s higher power. I think being a better American makes me a better Christian. Two keystones allow me to say that, “Judge not lest ye be judged” and “Do unto others as you would have done unto you”. I think these are the spine of the American outlook.

I believe homosexuality is abnormal by sheer numbers alone. I also find it abnormal because one can not procreate by it. Left to itself the human specie would die out in one generation.  I won’t pretend to understand how a hairy, or muscular, or, any other manly attribute is appealing but that wasn’t always the case. When I was a little boy I was curious about other little boys and their body parts. It goes to say at that age there were very few manly attributes. A few years later my boyhood behavior worried me. Was I gay? After I got over my fear of being gay I learned that in today’s research they’re finding that being curious about the same anatomy is more normal than not. I certainly didn’t find the ground to persecute homosexuals.

To this day I use the word “fag” though I know I shouldn’t and some will call that persecution. I will not, however, legislate my personal religious belief onto others. If homosexuals were not allowed to patronize any businesses under the religious beliefs of their owners they could not enjoy an industrial existence. If America gets into the business of legislating religion what religion should hold the highest merit or office?

“Do unto others as you would have done unto you”. If I was born with the chemistry of a female it would be a hard pill to swallow. If I was gay for any reason I could only hope that I would find some understanding. “Does the vessel ask the potter why hast thou made me such?” Surely I would ask God that question and I would walk to my judgment day with it knowing that it is not man who can condemn me to hell but God alone. So I would not worry about man’s judgment only God’s. “Judge not lest ye be judged.” I am not the authority of God and would not condemn an axe murderer to hell. It would be of no effect.  If you do believe you can condemn someone to hell or speak for God it is your 1st Amendment right to do so. The Supreme Court has also upheld that it is another’s right not to listen.

If an establishment is a public establishment they must serve the public and all that it entails. If it is a private establishment they can pick and choose who they want to serve.

The 1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

If two people having the understanding to consent to marriage and all the obligations, trials, and benefits there of I would let them marry. WWJD. Maybe he would simply touch them and change their chemistry. I can’t. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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A List Of Reasons To Quit Smoking 9/16/2015

A List Of Reasons To Quit Smoking

September 16th, 2015

I am a smoker and I’m trying to get myself stoked about quitting. I’ve listed 35 reasons why anyone should quit smoking. Today is my day to give it a shot. Many have quit and many have failed. I really hope to beat cigarettes. You may not even know me but I sure could use your positive thoughts a prayers. Thank you.

Most of the information is from Smoking-health risk. I want the list to be as comprehensive as possible so if you can think of a reason that’s not already listed please put it/them in the comment box at the bottom of this page. Most of these are in the order they appear on the webpage. You will also find more of information about each item listed.

Death                                                                                                                                                               Lung cancer                                                                                                                                                 Cardio obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)                                                                                          Emphysema                                                                                                                            Cardiovascular disease                                                                                                         Atherosclerosis                                                                                                                                 Coronary thrombosis                                                                                                                        Cerebral thrombosis                                                                                                                               Dementia                                                                                                                                                   High blood pressure                                                                                                                             Kidney failure                                                                                                                                          Mouth cancer                                                                                                                                      Bladder cancer                                                                                                                            Oesophagus cancer                                                                                                                               Kidney cancer                                                                                                                                    Pancreas cancer                                                                                                                                  Cervical cancer                                                                                                                                    Macular degeneration                                                                                                                               Bad breath                                                                                                                                                      Ulcers                                                                                                                                                    Vitamin A deficiency                                                                                                                          Reduced blood flow to the skin                                                                                                       Wrinkles                                                                                                                                                 Erectile dysfunction                                                                                                                       Premature babies                                                                                                                                 Leaving loved ones behind                                                                                                                      Bad influence on children and teens                                                                                                   Being remembered as foolish and weak willed                                                                            Expensive stays at hospitals                                                                                                          Cigarettes are a complete waste of money                                                                                           Life insurance is more expensive                                                                                                            Low self esteem and confidence                                                                                                           Easily winded                                                                                                                                         Higher risk of blood clots                                                                                                                       Being a drug addict/dependency

I think how I will be remembered by my daughter is the most important reason for me. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – Living Safely 9/9/2015

Living Safely

September 9th, 2015

Wow, how far reaching is “living safely”? We all know not to leave the handles of the pan overhanging the stovetop and no running with sharp objects. But in todays world there’s so much more.  I used to live in fear of an accident injuring or taking my daughter’s life. Now I’ve thought of so many scenarios that I’m desensitized. Don’t get me wrong, the thought of my daughter being abducted by some wack job is met with anxiety but I have to be able to function.

I’m not afraid to say I’m prejudiced. It’s just smart and can save your life or the lives of others. I think prejudice is “prejudgement”. It would be like telling your child not to be in a certain part of the town or city at night fall. I am not a bigot however. For me bigotry is have a feeling of hatred toward a group of  individuals and making up a reason to explain that feeling. It would be like saying “blacks shouldn’t have equal rights because they’re inferior.” I believe if someone seems sinister don’t just write it off as prejudice. Your intuition may be telling you something.

Let’s move to a world scope. If a person looks like they’re Muslim I hate to say I am more leery of them in this day and age. It is prejudging and it’s warranted. Many prejudices are, statistically speaking. If the Muslim that I’m trying to observe is my American brother with no malicious intent all the power of freedom and American pride to him but if he’s affiliated with terrorist I want to know.  I am more skittish about African Americans and Hispanics when it comes to blue collar crime and more suspect of Caucasians in white collar crimes.  I mention Occupational Parenting quite a bit. It’s because I can’t overstate the positive impact it would have on our existence. With political awareness it would weed out the undesirables and it’s the only system that will. It’s a part of living safely.

“Police”, what mixed bag of tricks they are. I both admire and detest the police. I know what it is to follow orders and protocol. The thing that sticks with me most from being in the Army, is we were not to follow unlawful orders and I think the same is true of  cops. We depend so much on the police and policy makers for our safety. That’s why it’s so detestable when a police officer or politician takes advantage of that dependency. If they break the law or violate the constitution the criminal justice system should treat them more harshly because of their position not more leniently because of their position. They should be model Americans because they’re charged with keeping us safe from each other and the world around us.

Child Safety: A police officer is the first person your child should look for if they get lost or separated from you. It turns out if your child can’t find a police officer they should find a woman. A woman is less likely to abduct them and will have more follow through in regard to their safety. Here is a “Master List of Missing Children“. Also here are Abduction and Kidnapping Prevention Tips.  If an adult is abducted, being taken to a second location greatly reduces the chance that they’ll survive. “How to Escape a Kidnapper as an Adult” gives some valuable tips about how you may escape.

Stop It Now” is concerned with child sexual abuse. It provides a lot of reading material and resources. If you have concerns of this nature it’s worth checking out. The site also lets you know when you should be concerned. “Stop It Now” distinguishes natural and normal behavior from troubling signs to look for. God knows when I  was a child I had my share of experimental and curious behavior and you probably have too. There are points beyond that innocent child’s play. Some interesting facts from the site are as follows:

Never accept a background check alone as an indication that your child will be safe with the person in question. 88% of sexual child abused cases aren’t reported until the child has reached adulthood. A predators background is in many cases as clean as a whistle.

It’s ok even prudent to be suspect of other children. 1/3 of child sexual abuses are carried out by persons under the age of 18.

Let your child’s “no” count. When tickling or playing if the child says “no” stop the behavior. Let them say “no” to hugs. It will instill the knowledge that it’s aright to say “no”.

We are learning more and more about what are acceptable sexual behaviors and how to talk about them. Much of the confusion in previous generations is starting to dissipate. Teenagers are getting a much clearer message about right and wrong and boundaries. The younger these things are taught the better. If you have any concerns about home, community, or workplace you can call 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368) or go to www.stopitnow.org.

Now more safety around the house. I love the Kid’s Health webpages. They’re going to do all the work for me on Household Safety Checklists. Some of these my seem unnecessary and I will admit I hadn’t done many of these things while my daughter was growing up. You decide what’s important for your household. God forbid anything happen to you, a family member, or close friend. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – To Kill Or Not To Kill, Capital Punishment 9/2/2015

To Kill Or Not To Kill, Capital Punishment

September 2nd, 2015

There is a distinct difference between killing and murder. You kill a fly or a deer when hunting for meat. You kill when in defense of your life. So if capital punishment is none of these is it murder? Yes, but only if the defendant is innocent. If the defendant is guilty it’s just another case of killing. Much like a rabid dog.

All of that being said, I do not support capital punishment at this time. If in our criminal justice system we could be 100% positive about guilt I would surely support it. Every convicted felon receiving LWOP (Life Without Parole) is worth not murdering even one innocent life. I compare it to murdering a civilian in war and stating that he looked just like the enemy. Our court system is the soldier who fires upon the civilian. The civilian is someone innocent of the charges brought against them. The act of killing them is murder.

Here is a death penalty fact sheet from Amnesty International. Let’s get started.

The death penalty and human rights standards: fact sheet The first fact states the death penalty is out of sync with international human rights. 141 countries have abolished the death penalty. I tried finding something else 2/3 of the world did that was still inherently wrong or right to spite the numbers but let’s face it 2/3 of this world doing anything together is rare, and a spectacle. I tried  to see if 2/3 of the world ever owned slaves. The answer is no. Only 1/7 of the world drives cars so I tried to look for something positive to contrast it to. On this map 2/3 of the world is neither democratic or other than democratic. So in conclusion the sheer numbers of countries that don’t practice the death penalty is something to consider. It would be nice to know each country’s reasoning. Could be that it’s the same as mine.

The death penalty is racially bias: fact sheet The death penalty is racially biased is a concern on the fact sheet. I agree. I think ethnical bias is so shrewd it can escape the knowledge of it’s host. I became aware of mine during the final sentence of the summation for the defense in “A Time to Kill”. The crime seemed far worse when Jake (Matthew Mcconaughey) said, “now imagine she’s white”. I think with honesty leading the way most people would tell you there was significant shock value for them as well. The next statistic tells us that we place a higher value on Caucasian -lives; this includes African American jurors and judges. 77% of death row inmates have been executed for murdering a Caucasian victim while African Americans make up about 50% of all homicide victims. Also African American judges were slightly less likely than Caucasian judges to send offenders to jail. This judicial leniency, however, did not favor African American defendants. African American defendants were sentenced more harshly than Caucasians by both African American and Caucasian judges. Ethnical bias is deeply rooted and even genetically reinforced. The Rule of Socialized Genetics on the Environment page explains.

The death penalty claims innocent lives: fact sheet I think the death penalty becomes murder when the defendant is later proven innocent. Even if the sentence is carried out by mistake it’s still negligent homicide. If it is not by mistake (withholding evidence) it is blatant, unsuppressed murder and the people or person withholding should be charged as such. For this reason and this reason alone I can not support capital punishment.

The death penalty is not a deterrent: fact sheet The fact sheet states that the death penalty is not a deterrent. I’m not convinced because they compare incidence at the state level to incidence at the national level. I want to see a comparison of states that use capital punishment to states that do not.

The death penalty cost more and diverts resources from genuine crime control: fact sheet Amnesty International says it is more costly to utilize the death penalty than a sentence of life without parole (LWOP). This should not be the case. The balance of guilt or innocence should be tipped by forensics not litigation. Lawyers should not be getting some absurd amount of money because it’s a murder trail or appeal. It’s the same as saying that cases with lesser pay aren’t decided as fairly because it takes a boatload of money to get the truth.

The death penalty disregards mental illness: fact sheet Inmates with mental illness are not supposed to be executed. If a person doesn’t understand what they did they should get life in a mental facility because they are too dangerous to live with the rest of society. One that isn’t on the fact sheet is amnesia. If a person can’t recall the crime they can not defend themselves. They should live out life in an institution that will try to help them regain their memory. If they regain their memory they should stand trial. If they never regain their memory, sadly they should be detained for life after assessing the possible danger to society.

The death penalty is arbitrary and unfair: fact sheet Almost all death row inmates could not afford their own attorney at trial. A social scientist named Alan J Lizotte found that the length of sentencing was more if a defendant could not make bail leaving those with less money to serve more time in jail. Lizotte also said that “to view extra-legal characteristics of the defendant as the prime mover in the criminal justice system would be as naïve as claiming that they have no effect at all on criminal sanctioning”. It really is a battle of methodology. The one thing that can’t be accounted for today is if an arrest takes place at all. A police officer has the discretion to book one person while letting another go for the same exact crime. I also think corruption plays a role. Politicians and cops can be paid off in multitude of ways; favors or out and out money. This effects capital punishment. Still not the reason that I don’t support the death penalty. This paragraph just means society has to use a system of economics and governing that will minimize the filth and corruption. The only system that will work is Occupational Parenting. The system thrives on and drives on the truth.

The death penalty and foreign nationals: fact sheet It’s a problem when folks who get arrested are not informed of their rights. I don’t believe this happens more to foreign nationals than it does to native born Americans.

The death penalty can never be voluntary: fact sheet If someone who has been arrested for murder wants to be killed; kill them. It’s ridiculous to have a rule that says if someone wants to be killed that you can’t kill them. I can safely say this is where I agree with the death penalty. If the person is innocent they shouldn’t have asked to be killed. If they are mentally ill, that should be assessed and of course they shouldn’t be killed.

The death penalty is arbitrary and overreaching: fact sheet The decision for capital punishment should remain in the hands of the State unless someone has murdered across State lines.

Some would say it’s impossible to be 100% sure of guilt. I say it’s definitely possible in the future depending on forensic technology (DNA matching, computer models ), methods of criminology, and fairness of law (Body Cams, Social sciences, the Constitution).

We can provide a safe and everlasting existence for our posterity. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – Sex Around Menopause 8/26/2015

Sex Around Menopause

August 26th, 2015

The article was initially going to be called “Sex After Menopause” but it’s so multifaceted I changed it. I always thought it was just a cruel taunt to tell women that their vaginas would dry up and shrivel away but it’s somewhat true. The decrease in estrogen also comes with depreciated  blood flow to the vaginal area. The walls of the vagina also become thinner. But before young ladies get too bummed out over this they should know the “shrivel away” portion of the taunt is optional. It turns out that “use it or loose it’ stands true with menopause. Sex increases the blood flow and promotes vaginal health.

Perimenopause somewhere around the age of 40 is marked by missing some menstruation cycles. When you miss 12 consecutive periods your in menopause. For a very small percentage of women this doesn’t happen until about 60. For the rest of you it will happen between 40 and 50. Smokers tend to experience it younger. A woman can still get pregenant during perimenopause unlike menopause.  Perimenopause is the gradual precursor to menopause. Thank God it doesn’t happen overnight. The ovaries start to produce fewer and fewer eggs. There is also a decrease in collagen. Collagen gives your skin that plump fleshy look. Along with that decrease your skin loses elasticity. You may get facial hair and believe or not acne. Your cognition may become more dull and dry skin to boot.

There’s a lot to get depressed about but many things in the extensive list above can be treated. Even painful sex can be easily avoided by using a water soluble lubricant. If you don’t have partner for sex masturbation can get the same desired result. Here’s what the folks at WebMD had to say about it. “Make more time for sex. Try massage and other acts short of intercourse. Use erotica and new-for-you sex routines as ways to build desire, too. Other causes besides hormone changes can strike at the same time. Ask a doctor about poor sleep, bladder trouble, or feeling depressed or stressed”. 8 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50 is an article about keeping the desire alive after 50. I really hope this is the case

There are a number of medical procedures that can bring on Menopause. Those include surgical removal of the ovaries (bilateral oopharectomy), chemotherapy, and pelvic radiation therapy. Having a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) without removing the ovaries does not lead to menopause. Two of the greatest dangers to menopausal women is osteoporosis and heart disease (heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S).

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of “Bioidentical hormone therapy” for menopausal symptoms. It can refer to certain FDA-approved prescription drugs or it can refer to custom-compounded hormones derived from plants prepared at compounding pharmacies to match each unique patient. Some doctors claim that compounded bioidentical hormones are safer, but the FDA isn’t convinced. The FDA’s advice — take the lowest dose for the shortest time — applies to bioidentical hormone therapy. Custom-compounded bioidentical hormones aren’t FDA approved”. How could they be each one is different. So even though it doesn’t have FDA approval doesn’t necessarily mean it’s dangerous. There is however the danger of cancer with hormone replacement therapy.

I think it’s fitting to end this article with love. Most women’s sex drives are negotiated by emotional attachment; at least in part. Think the older I get the more I share that characteristic. My woman (in her 40’s) is every bit as physically attractive to me as Beyonce’, Jennifer Lopez, or Michelle Pfeiffer and unlike these other women I love her. Hopefully I can compare with Sylvester Stallone and Vin Diesel in her heart. If so, these enchantments will take us all the way through menopause. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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Blog – Men, Women And The Wage Gap 8/19/2015

Men, Women And The Wage Gap

August 19th, 2015

I logged onto a website belonging to National Women’s Legal Center (NWLC) and was stunned by how unfairly women are treated in the workplace. The site was difficult to navigate but what the hell “Overall women only receive 77 or 78 cents for every dollar that their white non-Hispanic counterpart receives”. How could the courts uphold such blatant oppression? I read through the over 100 pages not including the fact sheets and the 77 or 78 cent figure headed most of them. Then I turned to Google to see if I could find someone who made less of the gap. There was a very articulate but cocky and disagreeable writer named Matthew Cochran who insisted “There Is No Wage Gap: Feminists Want Equal Pay For Unequal Work“. So I read on.  Then one piece of information struck me. “For women who are never married, that 77 cents on the dollar rises to 96 cents”. It was similar to something I read on the NWLC’s site somewhere around page 69. (Begin Excerpt) “Numerous studies show that even when all relevant career and family attributes are taken into account, there is still a significant, unexplained gap in men’s and women’s earnings. Thus, even when women make the same career choices as men and work the same hours, they earn less. For example, a study of college graduates one year after graduation determined that women earned only 95 percent of what men earned, even after accounting for variables such as “job and workplace, employment experience and continuity, education and training, and demographic and personal characteristics”. (End Excerpt) Matthew’s assertion  that never getting married is equal is ridiculous and the NWLC’s definition for equal work not including hours worked is ridiculous as well.

A 5 cent gap on the dollar isn’t fair. Still it’s not a 23 cent gap. Any gap in equal pay should be addressed.

Both would be making better evaluations if they understood Occupational Parenting. My question to Matthew is why is raising children less valuable work than investment brokering? Some would say that’s just capitalism. Occupational Parenting depends on capitalism to get the best information possible here in our information age. Investments are not as important as raising our young nor is it as important as many other social services jobs. We are a people who’s priorities are really out of harmony with existence itself. Both men and women should be putting more value on the home no matter which one is doing the work. Everything else would just fall into place. Until next week; keep your homes well.

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