Friday, July 24, 2009

Time to kill Americans -- Deny critical Health Care

The most harm to the most people ... let's look to Congress and start taking names for the execution squads ... that is, denying health care to any Congressmen who deny us health care.

NY Times: "U.S. health officials say swine flu could strike up to 40 percent of Americans over the next two years."

four in ten Americans will require health care in the next two years. Four in ten workers will not be able to work -- with the related economic effects due to loss of their services.

NY Times: "There have been 302 deaths and nearly 44,000 reported cases, according to numbers released Friday morning."

Seven out of every thousand who contract Swine Flu will die. A "The most harm to the most people" doctrine will therefore seek to achieve the death of at least 988,000 Americans. The Republicans in Congress -- who are blocking Universal Health care -- are seeking to murder a million Americans.

Now that makes for an effective use of their "most harm to the most people" doctrine -- how else can they kill so many Americans? Start a war? They did that under Bush 41 and again under Bush 43 -- and it failed to expand into any significant numbers.

Obviously, the Swine Flu and a lack of health care can ensure the death of six in every thousand uninsured. These guys are good ... and the Evangelical Christians are showing their concern for these lives -- for the right to life -- by supporting those who oppose Universal Health Care.

NY Times: "The World Health Organization says as many as 2 billion people could become infected over the next two years — nearly one-third of the world population." Obviously this means lots of dead people ... and even more if there are more diseases ... oh right ... there are ...

Shall we CHEER an Evangelical & Right-wing "Most harm to the most people" doctrine?

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Dissension within Democratic ranks over President Barack Obama's health care initiative all but paralyzed the House Friday, typifying just how many political land mines are littering the path to enactment." Seems there are Democrats who also support "The most harm to the most people" doctrine.

". The Republican National Committee has taken to issuing news releases headlined "Chaos" that highlight disagreements within the Democrats' ranks." And so the Republicans are already cheering the prospect of murdering over a half million Americans.

Let's start taking names -- finding out who is signing off on the death warrants and who are on the cheering squads ...

Let's start taking names ... so we know who to charge with murder when the Swine Flu, or some other deadly disease, begins to take its toll.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sgt. James Crowley makes IDIOT OF MONTH

Sgt. James Crowley -- the Cambridge Mass cop who arrested a noted professor for disorderly conduct (professor was in own home at time and Crowley was supposedly there investigating an alleged break-in) -- has officially made it to racist asshole of the decade ... and idiot of the month.

Commenting on the story, President Obama said:
1. "I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry.
2. Number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home."
3. And number three — what I think we know separate and apart from this incident — is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."

To which Sgt. James Crowley responded:
"I think he (Obama) was way off base wading into a local issue without knowing all the facts as he himself stated before he made that comment. I guess a friend of mine would support my position, too."

OK ... any racist would side with another racist. So Crowley is probably correct about his friends supporting his position.

But let's look at the reported facts ...
1. a call about a break in was received and Crowley responded.
2. The professor had in fact found it necessary to force his way into his own home.
3. had the professor been white, the officer responding would have knocked on door, and asked for identification -- first verbally then, possibly, asked for an ID document.
4. A white man probably would only have said -- I'm ... this is my house ...
5. Being black, the professor needed to produce two ID's and was pissed at being questioned in his own home about having to force his own stuck front door.

GEE WIZ WILLY WONKA -- I'd sue the damned police department if they pulled that insulting crap on me. On the other hand, had the officer been polite and asked for confirming ID in the proper civilized manner, I'd probably have thanked him for the prompt response and civility of his manner.

But, because Crowley obviously doesn't see that he did anything a civilized society might deem wrong; because he has steadfastly refused to make a public apology; it is clear he is a racist asshole who deserves to be booted from the force -- along with any and all cop friends who support his position.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Yes I am pissed at this kind of cop -- primarily because I have two children at school in Cambridge & Boston. I really am not happy with having obviously stupid incompetent and racist police officers overseeing the protection of my children.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Racism in Cambridge Mass.

Will cambridge Mass Police Sgt. James Crowley be demoted or fired for obvious racism in his abuse of Henry "Skip" Gates: Summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale. MacArthur "genius grant" recipient. Acclaimed historian, Harvard professor and PBS documentarian?

Or will the racists on the Cambridge police force see to it that the Sargent is promoted?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gop Joke is on GOP governors

Today's Health headline: "Governors Fear Medicaid Costs in Health Plan

Dateline, New York Times, BILOXI, Miss. — "The nation’s governors, Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern Sunday about the shape of the health care plan emerging from Congress, fearing that Washington was about to hand them expensive new Medicaid obligations without money to pay for them."

Now this is funny. The GOP and some long time Dems, have opposed single payer systems. Yet it is the lack of single payer systems which create the "unfunded mandate."

If there was one payer, than there would be a mandate to pay and the funding source would be that which funds the single payer. Anyone who wished to add a different and regionally specific program would, of course, fund their own program on a budget-to-budget basis which could also be locally terminated.

However. When it comes to basic health services for all -- does it really make sense to have state or county lines get in the way?

If you are a Republican -- the answer is a resounding YES followed by a declaration that only the rich are entitled to live and be healthy. If you are an idiot Democratic, playing to even dumber fundamentalists in your district, once again the answer is YES.

Fundamentalists, and Right-wing Evangelicals, have only one desire -- they want sole credit for any "good deeds" and want to keep those deeds known and specific enough to count. Doesn't matter if their deed harms more than it helps. Remember their doctrine: "The Most Harm to the Most People" allows them to say they helped "Joe" while making sure "harry, Sam, Jane, Jill etc" never had the opportunity for assistance. That's how the most harm policy works.

Think about it this way ... 1974 Oil/energy crisis ... California's GOP Governor -- then an actor -- made a big show of running out to buy a $100,000 gas wasting Hummer. The GOP Governor at the time went on to be President -- first act: Strip the energy saving solar collectors from White House Roof! For the whole world to see -- the GOP
policy of "The Most Harm to the Most People" went into effect on energy and global warming.

Now the issue, as it has been for decades, is one of -- do Americans deserve health care that is both economical and efficient? Or, do we deserve to be ripped off by "insurance Companies" whose sole desire is to take our money for serves they strive never to provide? Keep in mind -- 40% of your insurance dollar goes to pay clerks whose only job is to deny you the treatment the doctor believes necessary.

FORTY PERCENT? Yep ... We pay twice as much per capita for health care compared to single payer nations. We do not live as long, and require far more catastrophic healthcare in the final days leading to our death. "The Most Harm to the Most People" ensures torture of the population through policies which ensure catastrophic healthcare is the ultimate medical treatment for all. Those who advise and utilize waterboarding and other means of torture do not stop at torturing their own -- they just hide the fact behind terms like "socialism, or Socialized medicine"

Unfunded mandates (due to lack of centralization of payments) are another means of ensuring "The Most Harm to the Most People"

Friday, July 17, 2009

Homosexuals can marry in Episcopal Churches

Well, on Friday, 17 July 2009, the Episcopal Church officials decided to side with Christ and voted to allow bishops the latitude to bless same-sex unions. As Jesus proclaimed, Eunuchs from the womb (Matt 19:12)have a right to be wed and Episcopal Bishops are authorized to represent him.

Fortunately for those who oppose the teachings, there is no effort by the Christian right to devote efforts to declare those who are divorced, or marry those who are divorced, to be the adulterers Christ declared them to be (rest of Matt 19 as repeated in the other Gospels as well).

Granted, when it comes to ordained priests who are also gay, there is the Eunuch for Religion conflict with Eunuch from Womb conflict – but Jesus never said Celibacy was in conflict with Homosexuality; neither did he mandate that his followers be celebrate – if he had, Peter, the Rock upon which the Church was founded could not have been married and traveled, as we know he did, with his wife and, probably, their children.

NOPE! It is only those who oppose Christ who oppose Homosexual rights – the New Testiment makes that clear.

While on the subject of what the NT makes clear – let’s look to abortion.

The Old Testament – the laws which Christ clearly said he would not change, and did not intent to have changed – makes it clear that there are no laws against abortion. The OT makes it clear that Birth Rights start with the appearance from, emerging from, the womb – not in the womb (Check how Esau got his rights). In the time of Christ, abortion was common throughout the Roman empire – yet not a word.

That said, there is a lwaw which mandates death for any who ATTACK a pregnant woman and in that attack do anything which causes the loss of the child. OT law mandates the right to fulfill the First Commandment given humanity on the threshold of Eden – go forth an multiply. The Law punishes anyone who prevents an individual from fulfilling that commandment – it does not deal with those who have fulfilled it and have no desire, or ability to increase their families further. When a woman wishes to limit her family – the Bible allows her to make that choice. Similarly, when, as so many today are doing, people want to violate the First Commandment to humanity – and not have children – it is their right to select to sin. If one want to attack sin, then the Christian Right has the divine obligation to attack any who are childless by choice to violate the First true Commandment.

The Christian right, and their right-wing politicians, are clearly anti-scripture. We can see it in their disobedience to Christ on marriage, and their disobedience to His Father with regard to procreation. So please – follow the Right-wing and sin, then sin again. If you are married to one who is divorced, follow their teachings and commit thyself to a blatant disregard for the SPECIFIC teaching of Christ – be an unrepentant adulterer and see what salvation you can obtain. Or become Jewish, or become Islamic, and you will never have to worry about it. But as a subject of the Evangelical right-wing you are consigning yourself to eternal damnation. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The most Harm doctrine institutionally applied

This is the nature of Southern American – Bible Belt – justice. Of course, it is the general morality of the Christian Right and Liberal Left across the nation. Immorality and dishonesty – disregard for evidence – persecution of the innocent and protection of the guilty. In summary, it is the conduct freely exhibited by the inhumanity of Human Service agents – “Man jailed for not supporting someone else's child”

The most harm to the most people is the doctrine which pervades our society. The innocent are prosecuted so as to reward the guilty. Isn’t that what happened when the Sub-prime Mortgage Bubble burst? Didn’t we get the call to bail out those who entrapped people into debt they could never, in the long term, handle? Did we cast the employees out on the street and imprison the management?

NO! Of course not. We rewarded all but those who placed their necks in the noose themself.

Consider this reality: “Frank Hatley, 50, had been jailed since June 2008 for not making payments, but two separate DNA tests in the last nine years showed he was not the father of the boy.”

Now which of the Georgia Department of Human Resources employees ionvolved in the case will be dismissed with full forfeiture of their pension right? Our will the people of Georgia be expected to support these crooks – these immoral – these dishonest – immoral civil servants for the rest of their natural lives?

Will the supervisors who signed off on the prosecution of an innocent man be terminated and forfeit their pensions and be branded for the immoral and dishonest folk they are?

No ... of course not. The civil servants will be rewarded ... doubtless promotions will be in order. We might even find that those associated with this travesty of justice will, in future, be elected to political office or appointed to some position of power where they can repeat their actions.

In a just world – all concerned would be fired and the head of the Georgia Department of Human Resources would very publically and formally apologize to Mr. Hatley. In addition, the money which would have been paid to support the dishonest and immoral Georgia Department of Human Resources employees associate d with the case would be paid to Mr. Hatley in partial recompense for what they did.

But that would be a moral Christian world – and we all know that the world of Christianity is governed by the immoral Right-wingers whose deeds betray them and theirs. What will happen – these folks will turn their attention to again bringing the most harm to the most people ... one person at a time.

Didn't the nation witness this with Charlie Chaplin? Wasn't it the same Right-wing moralists who were involved? Has nothing change in the last century? Will it ever change? Will the honest and moral people of the world ever come forward and put these immoral beings out of business?

HELL NO -- THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO GO! Enjoy what they do next ... its on the way.

OH ... and lest we forget ... the mother is, at the very least, guilty of criminal fraud -- for which she will, doubtless, never be prosecuted (especially not by the dishonest DA who prosecuted the father).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GOP proves How Stupid America is.

Republican Stupidity 101

Those who buy in to the Republican opposition to Universal Health Care have enroled in a course called: “Republican Stupidity 101"

One aspect of the course is to argue that taxes will increase on the wealthy and therefor those with incomes – those paying $6-12 THOUSAND a year for health insurance policies – which have deductibles and co-pays that are equal to, or exceed that amount – will see an increase in taxes.

“Republican Stupidity 101" requires the student to disregard the benefit derived from no longer requiring to purchase their own policies, or being locked into business associations specifically because the firm provides such coverage.

Consider: The top five percent of families have income over $250,000. Their health insurance could obligate them to pay – after taxes – ten percent of their gross before tax income. For them NOT to benefit from universal care, the increase in their taxes (assuming a actual tax rate of 25 percent) would need to equal a MINIMUM increase of seven percent of gross income before co-pay calculation. Or about fifteen percent after co-pay.

Now consider this – If you max out the co-pay and deductible on your coverage: First, you really needed the insurance policy. Second, you probably can no longer work; therefore cannot earn enough to either continue the coverage or meet the co-pay and deductible requirements. Once sick, your poilicy rate will increase, or you will be denied returning coverage with a new insurer for anything now classified as a pre-existing condition. In short – you will go into debt and have nothing to show for it.

In case you don’t get it, another name for “Republican Stupidity 101" is
“And how much are you willing to give-up to help them prove it?”

Remember the Right-wing Republican policy for America is basied on a doctrine which mandates
“The Most Harm to the Most People.”

“The Most Harm to the Most People” is Republican Party Platform

Once again, time to point out the intention desire of Right-Wing Republicans and their Fundamentalist pupet masters.

If you believe I’m being harsh toward American Right-Wing fundamentalists, I would point to a test I often cite in my newspaper column and editorials – When judging the overall morality of a position, ask which side proposes inflicting “The Most Harm to the Most People”?

Example, Bush attacked Iraq killing tens of thousands of innocents, while publically declaring Al Qaeda and Ben Laden irrelevant in his “War on Terror” – followed by plunging America into the worst recession since the Great Depression.
(FULL DISCLOSURE: In an October 2000 newspaper column, I invited those who wanted to destroy America to vote for Bush – specifically because I wanted to see if he would be a disastrous a president as I was projecting.)

A second example: Universal medical care. We now spend twice, per capita, what every other industrialized nation spend on medical care – with worse results. If we copied their “socialized medicine” programs, we would cover the twice the number of people without any increase in total expenditures – a simple mathematical reality. We would also have a healthier, thus more productive, work force – which infers a larger economy and lower over all taxes to achieve the same cash infusion to government programs. “The Most Harm to the Most People” test mandates that Republicans Right-wing fundamentalists, like their Islamic Taliban kin, will oppose anything which suggests an overall benefit to society.

With regard to Universal Health Care ... consider this: Of the excess we spend for health care, fully eighty percent goes to deny or delay health care to those who are paying for it. That's right! Eight of every ten dollars of one hundred percent excessive cost Americans incur for health care is designated to the sole purpose of delaying or denying health care to those who are paying for it. That is undisputed by the Insurance industry -- which works to maintain a “Most Harm to the Most People” business model. Interestingly, the denial and delay of services generally results in Americans requiring catastrophic health care for conditions which originally required minor treatment. This explains why other nations live longer than we do -- while spending less for medical care and more on enjoying life.

(FULL DISCLOSURE: For the last four years of the BBush administration, my newspaper column and related op-ed editorials, pointed out that Bush had been following the agenda laid out by Ben Laden prior to Bush entering office. Specifically, Ben Laden said he waned Saddam dead and the American government to run a TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT. Bush achieved both goals. The Trillion dollar deficit was achieved off budget and came on budget with the Obama administration's display of fiscal honesty.)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sarah Palin

"Palin To Resign, Focus on Presidential Run" AND THUS proves she is unqualified for any elected office.