George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section. It will
quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in
this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed
by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge that to
"the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.
That's all I promise.
NON-CARBON RENEWABLE ENERGY:
Is its history so far a testament to the limitations of man's Reason?
Or is it another example of the power of the Carbon - based industries
(coal, oil, fracking...) to influence our "leaders"?
For a very long time, my vote has been for Nuclear Power: now fission
and then fusion.
Here is a well -presented "Apologia Pro Vita Sua" for President Obama.
There is only one problem: in each of the areas allegedly addressed and
even allegedly solved, what the Obama Administration has done is to
"TAKE TWO ASPIRIN AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING".
That is to say: Obama has addressed symptoms, without having taken a
careful History and without having done a careful Physical Examination.
The result is analogous to the truism: "Justice Delayed, Justice
Denied", which we all know all too well. In this case, it is
"Diagnosis Delayed, Patient Deteriorated".
Let's look at the alleged "transformations".
1) ObamaCare: a Christmas Tree of Wants with no attention paid to true
Health Care reforms needed. This is leaving the Health Care System
reeling, patients receiving short shrift masking as necessary health
care, and the general public becoming impoverished with out-of-pocket
and massively rising insurance costs.
2) Public Education: a lot more of bureaucracy and testing (including
the ridiculous "new, new math"), without touching the corrosive
impediments constantly placed by Teachers' Unions for the last three
decades in the way of common sense reforms for a failed system and
failed millions of students.
3) The Environment: a slightly better grade here, for effort if not for
results. "Where's the Beef?" The environment continues to be despoiled
by past and present mining technology and carbon-based energy
production. Our "leaders" continue to pay off their donors and to avoid
LEADING their constituents to an understanding of the current benefits
of Nuclear Energy: now through fission and soon through fusion. They
can't even get Harry Reid's favorite mountain done.
4) National Security and Foreign Affairs: A DISASTER. All Wrong,
and on the way to World War lll, with our soldiers once again training
with broomsticks, as after Pearl Harbor. Too much to go into here; but
check out my Rapid Response section on my web site
AND WORST OF ALL, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEEN A DIVIDER, NOT A UNITER, to
the extent that the elections of 2016 could also be "transformative"
for this nation - in the worst possible way.
As President Bush famously said during "Katrina": "YOU'RE DOING A GREAT
August 29, 2015
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF
2016 WILL BE AS IMPORTANT FOR AMERICA AS WERE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
AND THE CIVIL WAR.
And it is personally gratifying to see that a long-time respected
observer of the national scene has come to the same conclusion.
See: "AMERICA IS SO IN PLAY", by Peggy Noonan, in WSJ Saturday -
Sunday, August 29 - 30, 2015, Opinion, pA11.
This is a MUST READ! And it must be read by our children and
is the excellent review of where we have been as a nation - the
exceptional nation in the world - where we are now, and where we must
go: See: "RESTORING AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM", BY Dick Chaney and Liz
Chaney, in WSJ ibid, pA9.
- ASSISTED SUICIDE": ABSOLUTELY NOT, as I have said many times already.
Wall Street Journal
Disaster for Medicine As a physician in
Oregon, I have seen the dire effect of assisted-suicide laws on
patients and my profession. ENLARGE Photo: Getty
Images/Ikon Images By William L.
Toffler Aug. 17, 2015
7:11 p.m. ET Since the voters
of Oregon narrowly legalized physician-assisted suicide 20 years ago,
there has been a profound shift in attitude toward medical care—new
fear and secrecy, and a fixation on death. Well over 850 people have
taken their lives by ingesting massive overdoses of barbiturates
prescribed under the law. Proponents claim the system is working well
with no problems. This is not true.
As a professor of
family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland,
as well as a licensed physician for 35 years, I have seen firsthand how
the law has changed the relationship between doctors and patients, some
of whom now fear that they are being steered toward assisted suicide.
In one case a
patient with bladder cancer contacted me. She was concerned that an
oncologist treating her might be one of the “death doctors,” and she
questioned his motives. This was particularly worrying to her after she
obtained a second opinion from another oncologist who was more positive
about her prognosis and treatment options. Whichever of the consultants
was correct, such fears were never an issue before.
law, a patient can request lethal drugs only if he has a terminal
illness and less than six months to live. However, it is nearly
impossible to predict the course of an illness six months out, and many
patients given such prognoses live full, rewarding lives long past six
The law requires
that patients be referred for psychological examination if the doctor
suspects they have depression or mental illness. But some doctors see
suicide as a solution to suffering and depression as rational given
patients’ circumstances. Last year only three of the 105 patients who
died under the law were referred for a psychological exam.
A 2008 study
published in the British Medical Journal examined 58 Oregonians who
sought information on assisted suicide. Of them, 26% met the criteria
for depressive disorder, and 22% for anxiety disorder. Three of the
depressed individuals received and ingested the lethal drugs, dying
within two months of being interviewed. The study’s authors concluded
that Oregon’s law “may not adequately protect all mentally ill
are the regular notices I receive indicating that many important
services and drugs for my patients—even some pain medications—will not
be covered by the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program. Yet
physician-assisted suicide is covered by the state and our collective
tax dollars. Supporters claim physician-assisted suicide gives patients
choice, but what sort of a choice is it when life is expensive but
death is free?
A shroud of
secrecy envelops the practice of assisted suicide. Doctors engaging in
it do not accurately report the actual manner of death. Instead they
are required by state law to fabricate the death certificate, stating
that the cause is “natural” rather than suicide. In late 1997, right
before assisted suicide was about to begin, the state legislature
implemented a system of two different death certificates—one that is
public and includes no medical information and another that is kept
private by the state. As a result, no one outside of the Oregon Health
Division knows precisely how many assisted suicides have taken place,
because accurately tracking them has been made impossible.
In my practice,
more than two dozen patients have discussed assisted suicide with me.
Most did not have a terminal diagnosis. One inquiry came from a patient
with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis. He was in a wheelchair
yet lived an active life as a general contractor. I asked him how the
disease affected his life. He acknowledged that MS was a major
challenge and told me that if he got too much worse, he might want to
“just end it.”
I told him I
could understand his fear and frustration and even his belief that
assisted suicide might be a good option. I also told him that should he
become sicker or weaker, I would work to provide him the best care and
support available. No matter how debilitated he might become, his life
was, and would always be, inherently valuable. As such, I said that
would I not recommend nor would I participate in his suicide. He simply
replied: “Thank you.”
The way that
physicians respond to patients’ requests for lethal drugs has a
profound effect on their choices and their view of themselves and their
inherent worth. Such patients deserve doctors who will support them
through their illnesses, not offer them a quick exit.
One of the most
troubling notions I hear is that killing oneself with sleeping pills is
“dignified”—as if natural deaths aren’t. Last year my wife, Marlene,
died of metastatic cancer. We’d been married for 40 years. The final
five years we both knew she would inevitably die of her cancer. At one
point doctors told her that she had only three to nine months left, yet
she lived more than four times as long.
While I treasure
all of our years together, the last years of our marriage were among
the best. There was great suffering but also great joy and meaning in
the special moments we and our seven children shared together—moments
that became all the more special the closer we came to the end of her
life. I wouldn’t trade a nanosecond of those last years. She died
peacefully and naturally at home surrounded by her family and friends.
She never took an overdose, yet her death and life had great dignity.
Some two dozen
suicide bills have been introduced in legislatures around the country,
from California to Maine. These states should heed the example of
Oregon, where assisted suicide has been detrimental to patients,
degraded the quality of medical care, and compromised the integrity of
the medical profession.
There are some
encouraging signs. In 2012 an assisted-suicide referendum narrowly
failed in Massachusetts by two percentage points. The California senate
passed a suicide bill in June, but it stalled in the state assembly
after opposition to it mounted.
As a society we
should continue to reject the legalization of physician-assisted
suicide as a solution to suffering. Instead we must work to increase
access to hospice and palliative care to better support those suffering
from terminal illness. The sick and aging deserve better than Oregon’s
Dr. Toffler is
the national director of Physicians for Compassionate Care. Popular on WSJ
THURSDAY, August 27, 2015
REGARDING THE DEBATE BETWEEN NEW LONDON MAYOR FINIZIO AND CANDIDATE
As I viewed it streaming live on the web page of The DAY, moderator of
the debate, I thought of two literary classics: "ALICE IN WONDERLAND"
and " A TALE OF TWO CITIES". Although standing just a few feet
apart, these two worthy adversaries could not have been more far apart,
despite both being Democrats. Meanwhile, as I believe is true in
the nation itself, the outcome of this local election and also of the
2016 national election will be based upon how sick and tired of
political "business as usual" folks are...and on how depressed and
immobilized they are.
WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2015
ON LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES...AND DICTATORS.
This nation has never been in danger of despotism from the
Right. It is most certainly in danger of despotism from the Left.
RR#3 ...AND NO
GOOD DEED WILL GO UNPUNISHED.
November, 2016 is a VERY IMPORTANT DATE!
Republicans, We read all the
jokes & forward the good ones but, I just
wonder who will pass this one on. How about you
sending it on, & back to me, if you have
enough 'chutzpah' to do so. I do.
And, I wonder just how many I'll get back? Someone please
tell me, what's wrong with all the people
that run this country. !!!! Both Democrats
and Republicans They
And can't help
our own Veterans,
Seniors, Orphans, Etc.,????? But, over the
last several years, THEY have provided
direct cash aid to.....
Hamas - $351 M, Libya $1.45
Billion , Egypt - $397 M, Mexico - $622 M, Russia - $380 M, Haiti - $1.4
Billion, Jordan - $463 M, Kenya - $816 M, Sudan - $870 M, Nigeria - $456 M, Uganda - $451 M, Congo - $359 M, Ethiopia - $981 M, Pakistan - $2
Billion , South Africa -
$566 M, Senegal - $698 M, Mozambique - $404
M, Zambia - $331 M, Kazakhstan - $304
M, Iraq - $1.08
Billion , Tanzania - $554
A total of
$14,933,000,000 that's 14.933
BILLIONS, of Dollars & they all
still hate us.!!! ( NOTE HOW MANY
AFRICAN NATIONS!) But, on the other
OUR MILITARY IS
BEING CUT, OUR SOLDIERS ARE
HAVING THEIR BENEFIT's CUT & THE
GOVERNMENT'S GONE BACK ON ITS PROMISE OF FREE
MEDICAL CARE & DENYING DISABILITY TO THOSE PHYSICALLY &
MENTALLY TORN APART, FOR NO GOOD REASON, IN POLITICAL WARS!
seniors, living on 'fixed
incomes', have their taxes raised, to
send to these countries, & also, are
having medical benefits cut.
Our own citizens
receive NO aid, unless they're the ones who refuse to work,
& have babies for welfare
Nor do the
seniors & working public get any breaks,
while our government & religious
organizations will pour Hundreds of
Billions Of dollar's, & Tons of
Food, to Foreign Countries & the illegals, & the leeches
within our borders! AMERICA: A country where
we have Our brave
warriors, damaged for life, waiting in year
long lines for their due, the elderly going
without needed medication, & the
mentally ill without treatment, & for all of
us, our safety is at risk, because
prisoners are being released, back onto the
streets, due to "lack of funds " -- etc. & YET .......
They'll have a
"Benefit Show" For the people of
Haiti , on 12 TV Stations ; with ships &
planes lining up with food, water, tents,
clothes, bedding, doctors & medical
supplies. Now Just Imagine,
if Our own
*GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support
they give foreign countries.
Sad, isn't it?
Logic is dead. Excellence is
punished. Mediocrity is
SUNDAY, August 23, 2015
I WERE A RICH MAN..."
would become a candidate for President of the United States.
kid you not!
could do no worse than we have witnessed during the last 7
I would do at least as well as some of the Republican
for Hillary Clinton, "fuggedaboudet". As for
may not know that I was a Democrat for 26 years...until the
Democrats lost their minds...and possibly their souls.
WHAT WOULD BE MY POSITIONS?
you have to do is to Search them on my web site, especially
including the Rapid Response section going back to March, 2003.
I'll offer an incomplete, "Executive Summary".
it's there, still, but in isolated pockets of society - except in
some loud elements of Black society, which tend to be the most
Of course it exists, in Capitalist societies and in Communist
societies. What to do? Study and Work. Work and
Addiction to Sex
and the more base instincts of human nature. And maybe be
then your "Mojo" will come back...without the need for Viagra or
Cialis. And take another look at Spirituality, whatever the Religion.
We need immigrants. We always have. But we must have
effective control of our borders (if we want to be considered an actual
country) assure that only legal immigrants come in, provide a strict
for illegal immigrants already here - and law-abiding - to achieve
over time, and uphold the 14th Amendment of our Federal Constitution
all persons born on U.S. soil.
A Flat Tax, without deductibles, for private citizens and for
should be seriously considered.
on running time for elected office, total transparency
regarding political donations, and term limits for all elected
It's here. Whatever the reasons, we should not be soiling
our nest in avoidable ways, as we are obvious doing.
Really, applied to all the lawless, from the pimp to the
"Allies". Ha! Nations do not have friends.
They only have Interests. Get it? And that goes for our dealings with
No, our adversaries at a point in time. Except maybe Russia
A worthy if confused and divided Religion. Only they can resolve
issues. Meanwhile, Isis, Al Qaida, the Taliban are dissembling
religious clothing. As they are attacking us, we must destroy
them - and
now, not "30 years" from now, as even some of our confused and
self-serving military "leaders" are saying. Look at the
opportunity of the 1930's regarding Nazi Germany and Imperialist
what those lost opportunities produced.
This administration is out of its mind, or
totally out of courage, to push the "agreement" now before
now. "IF I WERE A RICH MAN..."
SATURDAY, August 22, 2015
ON ABORTION AND
EUTHANASIA: 'Can You Hear Me Now?"
TUESDAY through THURSDAY, August 18 through 20, 2015
From the individual and mass beheadings, to the disruption of an entire
sub-continent with a most radical and unsupportable interpretation of
Islam, to the flight of many hundreds of thousands of people from their
homelands to other countries that cannot absorb them, to the rampant
destruction of invaluable antiquities...and now this.
ISIS will have to be confronted and destroyed, from within the Muslim
world and by the rest of the world. It's just a matter of
time...and the sooner the better.
Important in Science, in Engineering, in Politics (although rarely
achieved), and also in Language.
Please read the following fascinating article in reflecting the
importance of precision in language. Whether referring to the
"600" of the Light Brigade, or to the 150,000 in Japan under the first
atomic bombs, or to the cynical statement of an evil madman (Stalin:
"One death is a tragedy; 20 million deaths is a statistic"), or to the
entire trade of Diplomacy, or to the massive number of abortions of
living human beings as "women's health", precision counts!
See: "MUDDLED MEANING: One Word Misinterpreted Can Change The World",
by Richard Lederer, in Mensa Bulletin (the Magazine of American Mensa),
August 15, 2015 / american mensa.org), p17.
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE HISTORY
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION,
just because you can name a few Founding Fathers.
There is another history of the American Revolution, just recently
organized and reported, which chronicles simultaneous deadly conflicts
around the Gulf Coast among Britain, Spain, France, numerous powerful
Indian nations, Black slaves and also American revolutionaries
and their Loyalist enemies...conflicts the alternate outcomes of which
could have sunk the American Ship of State aborning.
This is a new history of America which must be read and studied, just
"INDEPENDENCE LOST: Lives On The Edge Of The American Revolution", by
Kathleen DuVal, Random House, 2015.
CHINA: THE "POTEMKIN VILLAGE"
THAT IS SOCIALISM / COMMUNISM.
Left Wing America and the EU, TAKE NOTE.
> GOP Insider Brief
> China has devalued currency now for second
> > time in two days — a clear act of desperation for Beijing.
> Reuters ominously headlined that
> > China’s “devaluation had sparked fears of a global currency
> > accusations that Beijing was unfairly supporting its
> Global markets are trembling at what the
> > Chinese are doing.
> Not everybody is surprised. The
> > Financial Intelligence Report has been warning of this
> > some time.
> In fact, it was
> > inevitable.
> Some time ago we first publicized the
> > CIA adviser whose book was warning investors of China’s
> > currency meltdown. He said it would trigger a global currency
> More about this CIA adviser in a minute.
> Savvy investors know what the grave
> > implications of this devaluation are for the global economy.
> First, it underscores what some top experts
> > have been warning — including our Braintrust at the Financial
> > Intelligence Report:
> China's speculative bubble is
> > about to burst.
> Earlier this summer, within a matter of
> > over $3 trillion was wiped off the Chinese stock markets.
> This was a bigger meltdown than the
> > NASDAQ collapse when the dotcom bubble burst in
> > 1999 and 2000!
> At the time we warned that these were the
> > first major tremors of a much larger earthquake.
> The devaluation is another indicator of
> > massive problems ahead — for China and the world.
> Wise investors know the implications of
> > China’s actions:
> First, by lowering the value of their
> > own currency in past days, Beijing is admitting to the world
> > the “hype” of the China growth story has been nothing more
> > Potemkin Village.
> Second, the monetary devaluation proves
> > China’s economy is in dire straits, much more serious than
> > admitted.
> Their factories are slowing down and their
> > new, gleaming cities remain uninhabited — they are desperate
> > boost exports!
> Third, China’s action will
> > cause a global currency war.
> The only way countries can protect their
> > exports from China's unilateral devaluation is by devaluing
> > own currencies.
> This will spark a daisywheel effect,
> > to more inflation, more economic stagnation, and total
> > disruption.
> The amazing thing is that China's
> > actions were predicted in a best-selling book by James
> > called “Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.”
> Rickards, a former Pentagon and CIA adviser
> > who probed the implications of the 9/11 calamity on the
> > economy, has argued that the 2007-2008 crisis will look
> > child’s play compared to the coming global currency meltdown.
> In “Currency
> > Wars,” Rickards argues that currency wars have happened
> > twice in the last century alone,
> > they always end badly.
> Time and again, paper currencies have
> > collapsed, assets have been frozen, gold has been
> > capital controls have been imposed.
> He says the next crash is overdue.
> Recent headlines about the debasement of
> > dollar, bailouts in Greece and Ireland, and the
> > devaluation are all indicators of the growing threat
> > economic stability.
> Amazingly, Rickards, when he first
> > his book, revealed a deep suspicion he had about
> He said China was secretly
> > stockpiling gold. He had no direct proof that they were, he
> > put together the disparate intelligence
> > indicated China was hoarding gold.
> Rickards argued that China realized a major
> > devaluation globally would take place, and they were
> > to protect themselves by stockpiling gold.
> Well, just last month, the Chinese
> > Central bank revealed for the first time that since
> > 2009 it had indeed secretly stockpiled gold and increased
> > reserves in the past three years by 57 percent!
> It is important to remember that these
> > numbers are what China admits to — and that experts believe
> > have stockpiled much, much more gold.
> They knew a currency meltdown was in the
> > works — and they would switch the ignition on!
> Rickards says the U.S. also knows what is
> > coming and has taken the wrong approach.
> The Federal Reserve has engaged in the
> > greatest gamble in the history of finance, a sustained effort
> > stimulate the economy by printing money on a trillion-dollar
> The Financial Intelligence
> > Report, like Rickards, has been warning of the coming
> > meltdown.
> The Financial Intelligence
> > Report gave clear warnings to investors starting in
> > 2006 about the impending liquidity crisis and subprime
> Again, the Financial Intelligence
> > Report predicted the market come back after the
> > 2007-08 collapse.
> And now the Financial Intelligence
> > Report is warning investors that the market bull is over.
> China is the biggest canary in the
> > mineshaft ever. That canary is now dying.
> The Financial Intelligence
> > Report has an impressive track record of not only predicting
> > macro-economic trends, but of helping
> > investors through these murky waters.
> Since inception, the Financial
> > Intelligence Report’s model portfolio is up 121%
> > the S&P for the same period.
> Billionaire investor Jim
> > Rogers, the Wall Street legend who co-founded the Quantum
> > he turns to the Financial Intelligence Report each month to
> > information you just won't find anywhere else.
> Rogers recently told the Financial
> > Intelligence Report that he sees a major stock market crash
> > a “correction” he says will be the largest value drop “ever
> > in human history.”
> We want you to be prepared — and to tap
> > into the power of the Financial Intelligence Report with no
> We are offering you a free copy of
> > James Rickards bestseller “Currency
> > Wars” — a value of $29 for
> > FREE with our offer.
> You can get your free copy of
> > “Currency Wars” by Going
> > Here Now.
> You will be stunned about how uncanny James
> > Rickards’ predictions have been.
> And you will find extremely useful
> > Financial Intelligence Report’s
> > special reports and Rickards’ own advice on how to profit
> > coming meltdown.
> The indicators are very clear and they are
> > pointing all in the same direction.
> Now is the time to take steps to protect
> > wealth before the coming meltdown, before it’s too late.
> Yours sincerely,
> Christian Hill
> Financial Publisher
> Newsmax Finance
AL GORE? THE LEFTISTS ARE IN PANIC MODE...after seeing - once again -
America's "Bonnie and Clyde", up close and personal.
Now, Vice President Joe Biden would be another story: a good man.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF ULTRA - LIBERAL DEMOCRATS:
"Educable - Mentally Retarded" ; and "Non-Educable - Mentally Retarded"
need it and
hell where they already have it."
We win, they
most terrifying words
the English language are:
from the government
I'm here to help.'
trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's
they know so much that isn't so.'
the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too
'I have wondered at
about what the
looked like if Moses
run them through
someone who works
the federal government
doesn't have to take the
'Government is like a baby:
alimentary canal with a
at one end and
no sense of
thing to eternal
we will ever see on
earth is a
'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.'
'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
If it moves,
If it keeps
moving, regulate it.
And if it
'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed,
are many rewards;
you disgrace yourself,
can always write a book.'
'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as
formidable as the
will and moral courage of free men and women.'
Reagan 'If we ever
forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be
a nation gone under.'
THE DEBATE, AKA " GOTCHA".
I watched the entire debate among the major Republican candidates. And
yet I can't recognize the reportage that it produced.
All of the candidates were adult and articulate; and they were helpful
in their proposed approaches to serious national problems that have
been either ignored or have been produced by the current administration
The big surprise was Megyn Kelly. She had her own agenda. Is she
a closet ultra-liberal? Or is she simply another deluded or cynical
female who thinks that being against killing babies in the womb is an
"attack on women's health"?
If you missed the debate, you missed it...and you can't catch up by
reading about it - not these days and not with this Yellow Journalism.
You'll just have to wait for the next debates, "the real deal".
THURSDAY, August 6, 2015
FROM THE BEGINNING OF HUMAN
LIFE AT CONCEPTION TO ITS END, IS THIS THE OTHER "SILENT HOLOCAUST"?
just received an audit on
my tax return for 2012 back from the IRS. It puzzles me!!! They
are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I
guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all
replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42
million unemployed people on food stamps, 2
million people in over 243 prisons; and 535 persons in the U.S. House
useless President. Evidently,
this was NOT an acceptable answer. I
KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHO The Hell DID I MISS?
TUESDAY, August 4, 2015
Please review the article in
the Huffington Post, August 3, 2015, by Eric Zuesse, entitled: "Jimmy
Carter Is Correct That The U.S. Is No Longer A Democracy".
seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God
decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for
glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked
saw that it was good. Then God
saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made
seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to
reach & stretch. And God
looked down and saw that it was good.
considered the function of bladders and decided
seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to
bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it
good. So if
you find as you age, you are getting up and down more,
remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though
mutter under your breath.
Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older
Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
Life is sexually transmitted.
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at
which one can die.
Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky
panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes,
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day.
Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks,
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying
in the hospital, dying of nothing.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It
pays no attention to criticism.
In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world
weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers.
What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015
Please see my recent offering
entitled: "The State of our System of Justice."
Now comes yet another shocking encounter between a police officer and a
member of the public...once again resulting in death. This time
it was in Cincinnati, and once again it involved a traffic stop.
However, this time we had the benefit of the officer's body cam, at
least as much as was released publicly. From what I viewed and
have heard, I can come to several opinions: 1) the officer was
tentative, even fearful, and evidently not well trained in this work,
being a college campus officer; 2) the police procedure he was
apparently following leaved much to be desired, as he seemed to wonder
whether to allow the victim allegedly to get his driver's license from
his glove compartment...vs possibly a gun; 3) the victim seemed on the
video to make a sudden move, which spooked the officer into shooting
and killing him; 4) the District Attorney grossly over-reacted in
immediately charging the officer with "Homicide". So far, it
seems like a tragedy of errors.
I believe that there is much more to see and to know here. Stay
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015
REGARDING THE REAL PROBLEM WITH
"SAME SEX MARRIAGES".
The report reproduced below gives me an opportunity to address the
issue of Homosexuality. First of all, for the great majority of
homosexual persons this is a biologic fact begun in utero and not a
choice. The degree of "penetrance" of the tendency varies, as does
"maleness" and "femaleness" in "straight people. How persons
express that fact should be a matter between themselves and their
Beyond that, Society has an important role to play, in Civil Law but
certainly not in Criminal Law. A same-sex couple should be
accorded the same legal rights as "straight" couples, under the rubric
"Civil Union". But, given the foundational role of traditional
Marriage in Society for eons - especially regarding children -
that Term should be reserved for a man and a woman - in Civil Law and
certainly as a religious Sacrament. In fact, the Sacrament of
Matrimony, also a contract, is held not to have been valid without the
"consideration" of a couple's intent to bear children. The
absence of that intent is grounds for a valid Annulment in the Catholic
And here we get to the crux of the distinction between "Civil Union"
and "Marriage". The central purpose of the latter is to procreate
and raise healthy children. That is not the case with same-sex
relationships. And the results for the children are important to
both the children and to the Society which they will join as
adults. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING REPORT ON THIS SUBJECT,
Thus, the entire matter of Homosexuality and homosexual relationships
would be better approached, and with less "sturm und drang", by
reference to the above facts. Of course, cessation of the radical
diatribes engaged in by the Far Right and by the "flaming" far Left
would be of great help.