Friday, June 30, 2017

Donald Trump Schizoid Man

You should not take my word for it, just ask any Psychologist about Donald Trump.
Ever notice how he sits with his hands held together and body all tightened up.
Ever asked why? Something to hide?

I had seen him in a interview once when he was getting all fired up over
something and in the interview he had a wobble, back and forth.
In Psychology you learn the clear signs of a involuntary body 
movements. A wobble, back and forth is a serious sign of a big ill!
Parkinsonian type symptoms and I am not talking about a simple eye 
twitch that is a sign of a breakdown coming, as it is a sign of your nerves 
coming unglued. A breakdown has a precursor called growth afterward, 
it's ok! But wobbling back and forth is a clear sign of a big ill!
Not forthcoming as a eye twitch, but already there shown by the wobble.

If Donald has that movement that does point to why the body posture
to control himself. It also says he had some coaching about it for
a better view on him for being on the TV.

~~~~~ Donald Trump has 'dangerous mental illness', say psychiatry 
experts at Yale conference

Donald Trump has a “dangerous mental illness” and is not fit to lead the US, a group of psychiatrists has warned during a conference at Yale University.

Mental health experts claimed the President was “paranoid and delusional”, and said it was their “ethical responsibility” to warn the American public about the “dangers” Mr Trump’s psychological state poses to the country.

Speaking at the conference at Yale’s School of Medicine on Thursday, one of the mental health professionals, Dr John Gartner, a practising psychotherapist who advised psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School until 2015, said: “We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump's dangerous mental illness.”

Dr Gartner, who is also a founding member of Duty to Warn, an organisation of several dozen mental health professionals who think Mr Trump is mentally unfit to be president, said the President's statement about having the largest crowd at an inauguration was just one of many that served as warnings of a larger problem.

“Worse than just being a liar or a narcissist, in addition he is paranoid, delusional and grandiose thinking and he proved that to the country the first day he was President. If Donald Trump really believes he had the largest crowd size in history, that’s delusional,” he added.

Chairing the event, Dr Bandy Lee, assistant clinical professor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, said: “As some prominent psychiatrists have noted, [Trump’s mental health] is the elephant in the room. I think the public is really starting to catch on and widely talk about this now.”

James Gilligan, a psychiatrist and professor at New York University, told the conference he had worked some of the “most dangerous people in society”, including murderers and rapists but that he was convinced by the “dangerousness” of Mr Trump.

“I’ve worked with some of the most dangerous people our society produces, directing mental health programmes in prisons,” he said.

“I’ve worked with murderers and rapists. I can recognise dangerousness from a mile away. You don’t have to be an expert on dangerousness or spend fifty years studying it like I have in order to know how dangerous this man is.”

Dr Gartner started an online petition earlier this year on calling for Mr Trump to be removed from office, which claims that he is “psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President”. The petition has so far garnered more than 41,000 signatures.

It states: “We, the undersigned mental health professionals (please state your degree), believe in our professional judgment that Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States.

“And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office'."

The claims made in the conference have drawn criticism from some in the psychiatric establishment, who say they violate the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which states psychiatrists are not to give professional opinions on people they have not personally examined.

They have also been condemned by Republicans, including Connecticut Republican Party Chairman JR Romano, who accused the group of “throwing ethical standards out the window because they cannot accept the election results.”

Responding to the criticism, Dr Gartner said: “This notion that you need to personally interview someone to form a diagnosis actually doesn’t make a whole lotta sense. For one thing, research shows that the psychiatric interview is the least statistical reliable way to make a diagnosis.”

A spokesperson for Yale University told The Independent the panel at the conference abided by the Goldwater rule during the discussions, but that the organiser was "troubled" by the "silencing of debate".

~~~~~Shaking hands is ‘barbaric’: Donald Trump, the germaphobe in chief
Trump added, “I’m also very much of a germaphobe, by the way, believe me.”
(The audience, according to the transcript of the news conference, laughed.)
Trump is keen to avoid microbes, particularly those transmitted via touch.
He is not alone in the world of celebrities and politicians, some of whom have
been labeled germaphobes of varying degrees. Toward the end of his life, billionaire
Howard Hughes holed himself in dark hotel rooms to dodge perceived germ threats.
Television host Howie Mandel, who has spoken about struggling with germ fears,
handles his anxiety with a far less extreme method:
Mandel rarely shakes hands, preferring the fist bump.

For an TV interviewer it would be worth it to focus on Donald's body movements
and get him all fired up. I am sure you will get it on tape!!!!

All of this is something you need to talk to a Psychologist about.
find out yourself!

I have to talk about this, being I sure can see more Schizoid people voting for
him because he's just like them! Now having a bunch of people wobbling!
And also willing to go off the cliff with him to their death expecting everyone
else to do the same! Cutting off your leg to save your toe!

It is common to have rich people being Schizoid. It's the love of having power
over people feeding the mania. Paranoia like a over alertness over their fiances etc.
They get rich that way. You can't have power over someone being a Dishwasher!

Remember Bush W. Bush the guy that had a DUI and lived in Texas.
A drunk like many of them are... So they voted him in.
This could be the same with Trump!

So why just sit there and do nothing and just let a nut walk right in!
Trump could get in office don't think there are not big numbers of
stupid people voting out there like it was for Bush!

You need to ask do you trust Trump being unstable with his actions with other
countries being over touchy. To start a war or a terrorist action over a cartoon
with Trump running around with his "Blah, Blah, Blah." Not good!

The stocks will take a hit when it drops. Cut taxes is less income for the peole that
take in more tax help than they pay out in taxes. Cutting taxes hurts the poor!
Getting rid of the mandate for insurance letting the many willing to have nothing
to make us all have nothing along with them! Sixty million people dropping their
insurance for a bigger paycheck killing insurance companies.

Making America a trailer park again! Like a big sign in front that says "KEEP OUT!"
Stock holders don't like to see America being ran like a small town! They have nothing!

~~~~~Donald Trump Exhibiting Discernable, Clear Signs of Clinical 
Mental Instability, Scores of Skeletons In His Closet, De Facto 'Disqualified' 
To Run for President

Considering all the facts, including his evident mental instability, 
his insatiable propensity to attacks others, his infamous bad temper, 
his narcissism, his megalomania, his similarities to some of histories worst, 
most vile despots, his apparent racism, the list could go on and on). 
Do you really want this man representing America as President or, 
for that matter, having any real influence whatsoever in a nation 
that's already too politically polarized to properly function?

Donald Trump is an embarrassment to himself and the nation. 
I say we purge and fire him from the national narrative altogether. 
Donald Trump, "Your Fired."

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kids in hell and Poverty in America

In many states there is a decline. Schools are looking to have more budget cuts.
Reductionist! Budget cuts reduce to zero. And that helps no one!

"Lawmakers don't have a clue how to fund education."

And the lawmakers push for budget cuts, yet there are plenty $30,000
Dodge trucks, BMW's and  Bugatti Veyron's driving around the
schools watching them crumble. Not really thinking that those kids
in those schools are the labor force.

Good news in Oklahoma is that the small oil companies want the taxes to go up.

And big oil also worried being the declining education.
They are pushing into the class room doing what they can to get
the kids to learn to work into the oil industry. The future of innovation and
growth is balanced on kids that may not be able to read or get a record for
shoplifting food because their parents are broke. Noted in small towns.
It's a bad thing to push in the classroom like that, it is like advertising,
but the point is why the effort to do so. The kids are looking bad getting
out of schools with low funding.

Also true and a good sign of growth with kids today!

The findings suggest Big Oil's environmental challenges and boom-to-bust nature 
have created a negative stigma that will make it difficult to attract talent in the future."

Younger generations "see the industry's careers as unstable, blue-collar, 
difficult, dangerous and harmful to society," the EY report concluded.

For instance, two out of three teens polled believe the oil and gas industry 
causes problems, rather than solves them.

More alarming for oil execs, young people "question the longevity of the industry, as they view natural gas and oil as their parents' fuels."

Well you get what you pay for! The income equality is so high now
with the divide bad, the poor can pull everyone down with them.
"World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%"

Yes it is bad! Who can trust those moderate rich or middle class when the poor people
could bring them down. "The first 200 Chirons were sold before the first delivery of
the car. The base price is €2,400,000 ($2,700,000 at the August 2016 exchange rate),
and buyers are required to place a €200,000 ($226,000 at the August 2016 
exchange rate) deposit on the car before retrieving it." 
I don't think Bugatti can't even trust them!

The poor taking many down with them? Well yes, kids in America is looking
to be declined. And those kids will be running things you know right?

~~~~~The report also pointed out national findings such as how the number of families living in high-poverty neighborhoods has risen slightly over the past decade. In Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico, at least 20% of children lived in high-poverty neighborhoods in 2015 as was the case in 2010 to 2014, according to the report.

"There were a few states in there that didn't take advantage of Medicaid expansion," she said. 'They didn't take advantage of the opportunities that the government provided over the past five years."

Other states had huge improvements in child health-care coverage. Between 2010 and 2015, California had a 67% decline in uninsured children, the highest in that time period. Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and South Carolina also had declines of over 50%, according to the report.

Speer said future health-care provisions may have an impact on the progress that has been made surrounding children's coverage.

"We definitely think that the gains we have made over the 10 or 15 years in covering kids and families are potentially at risk with the proposals that have been discussed by the president and congress," she said. "There's little doubt that there will be negative repercussions, especially for low-income familes."

President Donald Trump's proposed budget would cut the Children's Health Insurance Program by at least 20%, as well as Medicaid, which covers millions more kids.

"Kids are about almost half of all the enrollees in Medicaid, so kids would be disproportionately harmed there," said Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus, a nonpartisan advocacy organization for children and family policy issues. "And what we're talking about there is kids who are either poor or disabled, so you're really hitting the most vulnerable kids in society."

Oklahoma is bad but is pushing for better. But it is dependent on the impoverished
environment. Food stamp cuts, Medicaid cuts, un-affordable healthcare pushing why
have it if you can't afford to use it anyway. These kind of things are tied together.
The one effects the others. Poverty is death to any growth as it rules.

Housing for the poor is a reflection of what you will have to look at in the future.
Labor force full of poverty is bad. How many middle class people work at Walmart?
What is Walmart going to be like with homeless workers working?

People these days live on less than 25 percent of their income.
75 percent of their income is spent on rent, utilities, car payments etc...
Living with no AC or winning the lottery is the only thing keeping things running.
Small towns make small wages noted why they have nothing because they make
nothing. Bigger cities have better wages but also with the cost of higher prices.
The wages are higher but many end up in the 50 percent of their income to live on
and that is not bad in view of small towns. But there are more small towns that
could hold back bigger towns in the lack of growth outside of town.

"Nearly 39 million households can't afford their housing, according to the annual 
State of the Nation's Housing Report from Harvard's Joint Center for 
Housing Studies."

"Experts generally advise budgeting about 30% of monthly income for rent or mortgage costs."

"But millions of Americans are far exceeding that guideline.
One-third of households in 2015 were "cost burdened," meaning they spend 30% or more of their incomes to cover housing costs. Of that group, nearly 19 million are paying more than 50% of their income to cover their housing needs."

So keeping the same system without thinking ahead is fail!
Albert Einstein -  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and
expecting different results.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Normality, Psychosis, Butterscotch waterfall and Julio

Being that I was a psychology major for a long time
in the 90's, I took many classes and been in group talks
over many subjects, ending with the notion everyone has
their own type of normality.

Normality, Psychosis, Butterscotch waterfall and Julio? Go see the videos.

I really did not like the DSM's they seemed conservatarded even in the
90's the cure was pushed to drug, drug. I am a Humanistic Psychology type,
so my view is not good on how Psychology is in my state by the masses.
Is pushing the drugs greed? More exposing the problem in therapy is needed
than concealing it with medication.

More time in therapy needs to be spent in revealing than concealing!
"The foundation of genuine helping lies in being ordinary. Nothing special.
We can only offer ourselves, neither more nor less, to others we have in fact 
nothing else to give.Anything more is conceit; anything less is robbing those 
in distress. Helping demands wholeheartedness, but people find it hard to 
give of themselves to others. Why? In essence we are afraid to offer ourselves 
for fear we will prove insufficient, and if all that we have and are is not enough, 
what then? We are afraid to risk using simply our own warmth and caring, 
 and as a result the thousands of therapy techniques
which are becoming increasingly popular are intended to conceal 
rather than reveal."

Psychiatrist Allen Frances has been critical of proposed revisions
to the DSM-5. In a 2012 New York Times editorial, Frances warned that
if this DSM version is issued unamended by the APA, it will
“medicalize normality and result in a glut of unnecessary and harmful
drug prescription.” In a December 2, 2012 blog post in Psychology Today,
Frances lists the ten “most potentially harmful changes” to DSM-5:

It is the fact your degree is only valued on the paper it's printed on,
and the masses out there have Master hillbilly degrees in Psychology and
push such harmful resolve to drug the patient first, being how the 
pharmaceutical money flows they say "Your, stupid, your stupid!" 
if you go against the BS!

Or it could be the country thinking a Special kind of stupid, backward 
thinking, your smart and that makes you stupid. Your considerate so that 
makes you intrusive. Country thinking relating to their master degree at their 
redneck college they went to so they can say "I'm just as smart as you!" 
without being in the fire learning what is norm! In a high up judgmental 
position without being in life, in the real type life is stupid.

Sort of like doing your master's without a thesis then to pop up like you
are the smartest thing on the block in for it for the money.
Doesn't make it so! It's like going to a "McDonald college" vs Berkeley.
"Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know 
what you'll find." James Carville

Where is this going? Lets see where this goes and that is the point!
Usually one gets out in the world and sees what they learned is BS 
and learns better. Education starts after school, to see where it goes!

Your diploma is like a Olympic torch, it's a start of your education!
Like your drivers license, just because you have one doesn't mean you
know how to drive a car. You learn down the road!

I dated a lady hairdresser in the late 1990's that smoked weed and liked
to go at gay bars being she had a hard life and a death treat from a biker gang
and she felt safe at a gay bar that was her security. I'm not gay, she was not gay
it was her security to go there. On the first date at a nice restaurant she went 
to the bathroom and threw-up everywhere. Nervous, high etc she got sick, 
so I took that cougar back to her environment which was the gay bar and all 
was ok it's her normality there.

Also had a lady tell me "We like you." "My other personality likes you and I
trust her so I'm ok with it!" Also had a co-worker that had a 
Corpus Callosotomy done. With me all of those things I seen is called life 
experiences that I can relate by my education I had and seen this stuff with 
my own eyes and I recognize what that is.

To make anything of value you have to get out there and do it!
You can't win the lottery if you don't but a ticket!
Get yourself out of the dark ages, you can't see much in the dark!

My Psychology is from the 90' but all relates to the now.
Pointless over internet use is an addiction and paranoia on who says what
about you on Facebook is all the same as it ever was, it never will change.

This story is not meant to be inflammatory just point noted factual because
patients are human not zombies needing medication. I do say we need more
Humanistic Psychology these days. Medicines are needed but to cure not deal 
with it, unless you are in that state of pure hell in that case you might need to 
be on such medication to nock off that top a bit.

There are other ways of getting a cure like Psychedelic Therapy. It would be 
the shock to cure many without the life time of Medicines. It's worth looking at 
when looking at the way life is for many with the current mindset of 
psychology today!

So what is normal? It's just to the fact of if people call you crazy then the 
judgement of such is noted to be an issue of how educated the people around 
you are. A norm in LA is not the norm in Alabama! People that call others crazy 
in a bad way, don't understand life themselves.

But also normal should not be detrimental for ones self in the reasoning of their
self image reflecting their place in the world. Have you ever been to some town
and ran across those few people that dress up like a Pirate, a guy in a dress or
a 40 year old Gothic lady. Every town has someone, but the point is what is
behind it. Is it to get attention? A stagnate mindset not willing to grow out of it.
A guy in a dress might be stressed to be who he is, not willing to make it happen
because the operation cost too much or other factors.
So in what case it might be the point is to ask what is behind it, why do you do
the things you do! It's ok to do them but to know if it's not detrimental to you!

~~~~~Because the more life goes on, the more “normal” feels out of reach.
So I’ve chosen to accept the unconventional and actually feed off of it.
No one needs to approve of my life but me.
Yes, at times I have to remind myself of the benefits of the unbeaten path,
but I’ve given myself the freedom to create my own “normal.” 
And you know what? It has helped me live in the moment, embrace opportunity, 
and accept what is. I’m listening to myself – not the “shoulds” about the life 
I want to lead. To be clear, I’m not against the normal life by any means.
I’m sure one day I’ll be in a version of it myself.  But I do want to emphasize 
that in reality, there is no normal life. There is just life. 
 And I am sure as hell living it!

"Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to 
that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream 
and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. 
This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, 
who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. 
This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. 
By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed."
Terence McKenna

"Feeling unstable having crazy thoughts testing your limitations all the time."
Is growth it's a part in your life finding who you are.
It's finding out your normality was never normal in the first place.
So you push on to find out your own self!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Privatization, Oklahoma's Medicaid agency opts to cancel

Anytime you hear the word Privatization you should know
it means they are for profit in a climate facing more growth
of people in need. Also facing Trumps Medicaid cuts etc.

To privatize is to take away from people because they are
for profit to make money not loose it in the light of them loosing
money with Trumps's cuts!

"The fixed payments provide an incentive to cover only the most effective 
treatments and encourage patients to live healthier lives."

Just do without and eat more kale!

"This statewide model would have saved money for Oklahoma with a program that would better serve these individuals, providing a greater continuity of care and services that would have kept them out of the hospital and in their own homes. Any uncertainty of funding would make adopting this model all the more important," said David, R-Porter."

Just stay home we can't cover that, well... You have insurance but can't afford to use it 
anyway so...

This is a good thing for Oklahoma not doing this. But on the Federal side there
are cuts coming. How are any of these people going to have any spending money?
I feel sorry about all those new stores in town! Might we raise the pay so the
poor could just pull out their checkbook and pay for healthcare themselves,
not use their food money for it being they make the same pay.
Why kill healthcare over people making children wages?
Why are there adults with children making children wages?

~~~~~Asked to delay privatization, Oklahoma's Medicaid agency opts to cancel
Some people in the health care industry are relieved that privatization of an Oklahoma Medicaid program has ground to a halt for lack of funds.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority canceled the bidding process for companies vying to manage services for the aged, blind and disabled population. The authority oversees SoonerCare, which is Oklahoma's Medicaid system that also provides health coverage for children and low-income people.

Under managed care coordination, one or more for-profit companies cover doctor's visits, prescriptions, long-term care or any other eligible cost while receiving payments from the state. The fixed payments provide an incentive to cover only the most effective treatments and encourage patients to live healthier lives.

Brett Coble, board president for the Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers, said he hoped the authority would nix the idea.

“One of the chief reasons was the up-front cost to the state that we simply can't afford in the financial state we're in,” said Coble.

Estimates showed the state would have to pay more than $100 million extra in startup costs during the first couple of years as the service transferred to private management.

Coble also said new federal regulations threatened funding for other programs if Oklahoma switched to a managed Medicaid system. Those regulations were introduced after Oklahoma lawmakers ordered a request for managed care proposals in 2015.

“Those things put a substantial amount of federal dollars that not only nursing homes rely upon, but also a lot of our hospitals and funding that teaching hospitals use — it puts all that at risk,” said Coble, whose association represents nursing homes.

Becky Pasternik-Ikard, CEO of the Health Care Authority, said the decision was made in the best interests of the state because there was uncertainty in both state and federal funding.

“In addition to the funds needed to maintain services at current levels, the agency requested approximately $52 million to fund the care coordination model,” Pasternik-Ikard said. “The additional request was not funded; therefore, the agency is unable to move forward with the (request for proposals).”

The process cannot be restarted, and an agency spokeswoman said it's unclear whether the Legislature would have to pass another bill authorizing it.

Delaying implementation drew support this year from most lawmakers and even Gov. Mary Fallin, who asked the authority to wait a year. A resolution introduced at the state Capitol last month would have directed the authority to pause the process indefinitely, but it wasn't given a hearing in the Senate.

The Senate's Appropriations chair, Kim David, said Thursday she disagreed with the authority's reasons for canceling implementation.

“This statewide model would have saved money for Oklahoma with a program that would better serve these individuals, providing a greater continuity of care and services that would have kept them out of the hospital and in their own homes. Any uncertainty of funding would make adopting this model all the more important,” said David, R-Porter.

David also questioned the claim that, in the first year alone, it would cost the state $52 million to fund it.

“These are individuals we're already caring for, and in talking to other states, they encountered no such need for additional funding when they moved to this system,” she said.

But another senator, Rob Standridge, said data from other states shows that privately managed Medicaid is a financial drain when companies come back saying they aren't being paid enough to run the programs.

“I didn't see anything in the three-year analysis where we would experience any significant savings, and I think some of the states around us made us nervous whether we could ever experience savings,” said Standridge, R-Norman.

There is no point

Really there is no point, to mock Trump. I am sure he as many are paranoid and
is on the internet looking at what people say about him. So really what good does it do?
What good has it done from all the other times in our past? It's better to just move on
the action of doing something about it! 

~~~~~Michael Moore says there is no point mocking Donald Trump but
instead people should resist
Michael Moore said there is no point laughing at Donald Trump for not being good at his job but instead urged his opponents to focus on growing the resistance movement.

Discussing Mr Trump’s 100 days in office, the documentary and filmmaker said the fact the US President had been barred from passing a number of policies into law was a good thing and should not be laughed at.

Speaking to Chris Hayes on MSNBC he said: “Nobody should feel glib. Nobody should be laughing.

“What good does it do us and our end  to be even laughing at Trump for all his goofiness and all is big promises if he doesn’t come through with it and at the same time we are kind of happy he hasn’t been able to do a whole lot - so that’s a good thing.”

Mr Hayes told Mr Moore he found himself rooting for Mr Trump to handle the situation in North Korea well and avoid a nuclear war.

"He will navigate us toward [nuclear war]. Our only hope is that, please Pentagon if you're watching, the football, the nuclear football ... I'm guessing they don't have the codes in there. They're never going to put the real codes in there. I hope," he said.

Mr Moore also said the first 100 days of the Trump administration were less about what the US President's successes and failures than about the build-up of a powerful civil society movement.

“Everybody tonight is talking about Trump’s first 100 days but what about the first 100 days of the resistance,” he said.

Unstable president and people needing stability

Unstable president? Well yes! Trump does have a few glitches. 
But you also need to think he is in charge, he can hit the nuke button. 
Trump is already taking action in a small town type of view. 
It's like catering to small town people that never been out of town in 10 years
they don't have a clue what is really going on. America can't be run like a 
small town, it would have nothing like they have nothing!

Or to note as in like how you always see Republican bumper stickers on the most
impoverished cars and trucks and never on a BMW,  Mercedes.
It makes you want to shake those people "Why won't you vote Democrat for people 
that want to pay you better?" It's a tossup if it's that they are sadomasochist voters, 
or stupid! Like how many don't want growth, so the town has been the same 
for 50 years with minimum wage retirees everywhere. Low pay, low growth.
Make nothing, have nothing, so they want nothing because they vote for nothing!
They like it that way! Bad for everyone else!

But really people do seek stable jobs over the higher pay.
And that results as declining for towns. Noted in something like the 
chamber of commerce pushing for higher sales in town, working in bringing in 
stores that do not fit the wages of the town. When most people go backward, 
or just float up or down because of their wages. The wages don't grow so if there is 
a food stamp cut or any cuts the Republicans want to do, the struggling people 
will cut back to compensate. A cigarette tax Oklahoma = taking money away from 
other sales in town as they spend most of their money on the cigarettes.

There is that line of working two jobs that don't help anyway as it's like working
for $8 after taxes for 16 hours. Being it is daunting like waking up for the start
of the 16 hour shifts. Like working at Walmart in 2006 sleeping at 11 am waking up
at 10 pm (Beep, Beep, Beep!) so you can be at work at Walmart making $7 after taxes.
Work then do it again because all of your work you did the night before has vanished.

Having garnishments taking 40 percent of your income so there is no value in working
for $3 after taxes pay when the kids are running loose with the parents stuck at work
for 8 hours a day. It's better to not work!

All of this is bad for sales, growth. It sets consumer based pricing at poverty levels
as the most of the poor won't buy the high priced stuff forcing the prices lower
so they can buy it. Anything is better than nothing! Living within their means at
$8 after taxes pay.

The point????? Raise the minimum wage!!!!!! You get what you pay for!
Why impoverish the consumers they are the labor force also.
This about that question about not living in a third world country.
"What do you work for?" = "Paying the bills!" As most in small towns live
on less than 25 percent of their income! The 75 percent is on rent, bills etc!

~~~~~What Trump doesn't understand about the poor
By and large, Americans can find jobs today. But too often those jobs have wild swings in pay. A mechanic, for example, might earn $3,500 one month and then drop to around $1,000 the next, when customers don't materialize.

The working poor and, increasingly, the middle class are in a state of "persistent anxiety" about their finances, says Jonathan Morduch, the co-author of a groundbreaking new book, "The Financial Diaries," with Rachel Schneider.

President Trump tapped into exactly this deep economic unease during his campaign. He solution is to get more people working. He promised to create the most jobs of any U.S. president. It's a herculean goal, but even if Trump manages it, it probably won't be enough.

The reality is a lot of Americans who have jobs are still suffering. The authors of "The Financial Diaries" followed 235 lower and middle income U.S. families for a year, tracking every dollar they earn and spend. They found that the classic advice to work hard and "save, save, save" just doesn't pan out when so many families face several months a year where they are plunging into poverty, even if they have a job or two.

"This idea that people are misspending money, or are lazy, it's crazy," says Morduch, a New York University Professor of economics and public policy. He argues that America desperately needs better protections for hourly workers and a stronger safety net that can quickly help lower middle class families that fall into poverty for a few weeks or months of the year.

The Trump administration appears to be doing the exact opposite. Trump has proposed slashing funding for key safety net programs, and he has rolled back some Obama-era protections for federal contract workers.

Morduch was stunned by what he found when he closely monitored and interviewed 235 families. Most were working multiple jobs and not overspending at all. In fact, many were actually good savers. It's just their savings was almost always eaten up during the year to cover a "bad month."

He opens the book with Becky and Jeremy, an Ohio couple in their 30s with four kids. Jeremy is a mechanic who fixes the big trucks that crisscross America's highways. Trucks are far more likely to break down in the winter or summer. In those months, Jeremy makes as much as $3,400 a month after taxes. That translates to a healthy $40,000 income, after tax.

But his hours and pay crash during the spring and fall. One month it fell to $1,200. That puts his family below the poverty line. He and his wife had to borrow money from relatives and leave some bills unpaid, which wracks up more debt and stress.

At the end of the book, Jeremy is offered a job with lower total income for the year, but it guarantees a 40-hour work week with a stable paycheck. He takes it, and he and his wife rejoice.

"The basic story is you've got lots of workers who have hourly schedules and those schedules aren't consistent," says Morduch. That's true of waiters, dealers in casinos, grocery store clerks and fast food workers at Chipotle, McDonald's and other chains.

The real life stories in "The Financial Diaries" are backed up by a growing body of research and polling data.

A 2015 Pew poll asked Americas whether they "would prefer to have financial stability or to move up the income ladder." An astonishing 92% chose security over higher pay.

Morduch found a similar result. At the end of the year when he asked the 235 families the same question, 77% chose stability. Most, like Jeremy and Becky, were desperate for more consistent checks so they could plan their lives instead of constantly having to worry if the paychecks would go back up after a tough patch.

It might be tempting to dismiss "The Financial Diaries" as a small sample that isn't representative of America, but the country's largest bank found the exact same thing. The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Institute studied a random sample of 100,000 Chase bank accounts in 2015. There were huge swings in how much money people were earning one month versus the next.

"Volatility was even greater on a month-to-month basis than on a year-to-year basis," JPMorgan found. Some of that was due to months when families received tax refunds or a holiday bonus, but a lot of it was from fluctuations in pay, as "The Financial Diaries" chronicles in detail.

"The typical household did not have a sufficient financial buffer," JPMorgan concluded.
A lot of American families are on a "rocky road," Morduch finds. A simple way to help them is to require employers to let workers know their work schedules at least two weeks in advance, instead of changing it up last minute.
He also cautions that the working poor often turn to credit card debt or payday loans to get through the rough times. They need better options than that.
"We saw so many people get into trouble with credit card debt," he says.

Center of the Universe

The “Center of the Universe” is a little-known mysterious acoustic phenomenon. If you stand in the middle of the circle and make a noise, the sound is echoed back several times louder than it was made. It’s your own private amplified echo chamber.

As the legend goes, a foghorn could be going off in the center of the circle and those on the outside wouldn’t hear it. This may be an exaggeration, but your voice does sound extremely distorted when heard from outside the circle. It’s an incredible effect.

Like the Lake George Mystery Spot—another acoustical vortex that seems to defy the laws of physics the effect is thought to be caused by the sound reflecting off a circular wall, in this case a nearby planter. Still, though many people have studied the cause of the odd anomaly there’s no clear consensus. Whatever the causes of this natural sonic distortion may be, it is truly an amazing place.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

How to Express Feelings and the Wonderwall

I am a lover type in my life I can't be any other way.
From my past loves I know life is short and why be confined in your
own life being false fears or scared about whatever it is.
My loves range from a ex teenage prostitute a victim of human trafficking.
To a lady that took me to a gay bar on the first date being from a death
threat from a biker gang, her testifying against them in federal court.
"Not one biker will step foot in a gay bar!" I guess I protected her, 
like her bodyguard!

When I express my feelings and say I love you I have the background to say that I do!
Background? In 1985 I got hit by a car on my moped.
I was stopped in the street making a left turn when a car doing around 45 mph
going down the road didn't see me because he had something on his dashboard
blocking his view. He hit me the bike went forward and I glided with the car grabbing
hold of the hood hanging on until he stopped hard and I couldn't hang on no more and
I hit the road and skidded with the car holding on to the air dam to not go under the car.
All that happened to me in the end was I bruised my kidney so I turned yellow and
it pulled all the ligaments in one leg because my leg got pulled up too fast as I
went over the hood of the car. It took me months to walk again.

Far more than the lady love that almost hit me. I know it would be the same
more likely but I love her! But that is a story untold as I try to save her from herself..
Or each other as I love her also.

All of these things are ok, just need express your feelings to each other.
Married with a lover is such torment without talking about it to the other.
Hiding is crap like in history over and over... Pain without growing up
talking needs, hopes and dreams. To ask what do you need? Is a good start!
You should be able to talk about such things, if not it's a red flag! Get a Divorce!
"Often and often, a marriage hardly differs from prostitution except by being 
harder to escape from." Bertrand Russell

Just sitting there with a red flag letting life pass you by living your own hell?
Tends to make life a hell for other halves also! Maybe it's better to be hit
by a car than to live in hell. But for me I tend to have a protected destiny,
so it won't happen! What else is there to do? The point of Talking!
To get your love to express her feelings. No one, can be ones secret keeper.
If your holding the bag well it's the point to note like to say don't blame me
I'm holding the bag you won't talk to me!

So that does point to why express your feelings, to stop the hurt!

~~~~~We are wired to have feelings. If we express these feelings in off-putting ways, this wiring can invite a disconnect in our relationships.  By contrast, expressing feelings in a safe way can lead to our feeling more connected, especially to loved ones.  Knowing how to express feelings tactfully therefore is vital if you want to feel close to people and to sustain your  relationships.

Sharing positive feelings solidifies relationships.  Love, appreciation, gratitude, delight sharing these feelings builds affectionate bonds.

At the same time, stresses occur in everyone's life, leaving them with sad, scared or mad feelings.  In addition, differences and hurt feelings will occur from time to time between just about any two people who often interact.  Sharing feelings enables you to talk through the situation that had caused the difficulty.  That way you can figure out how the problem occurred and what to do to fix it. Problem-solving together makes negative feelings lift.  Otherwise the problem may linger or get worse, negative feelings may fester, and both you and your relationship suffer.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Divorce is Actually a Good Thing

"Often and often, a marriage hardly differs from prostitution except by 
being harder to escape from." Bertrand Russell

As I say there is a need to be a lover of life. And a point of people in hell
want ice and how long is the wait? In a bad marriage?
Are you willing to spend 100 years with that person if you are
not able to work something out? There is that point to be open about it,

ask is it love? If your lover loves you, does it effect you? If it does then it will be for 
the good and is the point of working it out to make it good for you as it's up to you... 
Talk to make it better for you. 

For the lover to ask what is your hopes and dreams being for you is gold!
That is not normal to be in marriage long time! Life is short anyway!

If the marriage is not good for all then it is like withholding
your rights. And there is a need to take action for a life changing event!
Change does people good!

Taking action? A coworker at a hotel I worked at in the 90's had a bad time.

Her mom died in another town in the backwoods. And there was a issue of
getting her mom to the bigger city she lived in. City Hall fee crap!
So she drove down there to the funeral home she was kept at till it
was worked out. And she got her mom put her in the passenger
side of her car and took off to the bigger city going through the toll booth.
Taking her to the bigger city's funeral home. Took care of her mom!
And I supported her as I was a psychology major knowing the issues there
after I found out what she did!

That is a life changing event and it happens all the time. It's just a point that

needs to be seen as, or to ask is it a false fear holding people back?
There is a many times a lady took care of her needs!
With love and support!

Holocaust education, 95-year-old Holocaust Survivor Spy Singing Metal

In these times we all need to think of where we all are.
People suffer today reflecting that suffering has been seen
way back to the beginning of human existence... Why?

Isn't it time to treat people fair. To ask why are you acting stupid
is a needed question to ask!

Holocaust education? It's about learning about it to relate
to how you see how others are treated also.

~~~~~The National Council of Jewish Women Holocaust Education Center features an introductory panel with this text:

The word Holocaust means “wide spread destruction.” By the end of World War II, six million European Jews had been destroyed. Many other people were also killed by these systematic atrocities, including Gypsies, political dissidents, homosexuals, Jehovah Witnesses, labor unionists and those with mental or physical disabilities.

European history is darkened by instances of anti-semitism, but the Holocaust was unique in scope, barbarity and the concentration on the murder of one people (genocide). Moreover, anti-semitism was given legal sanction by the German Government, which devised a program referred to by the code name of THE FINAL SOLUTION, whereby the entire Jewish people were to be wiped out by means of persecution, enslavement and extermination.

Throughout the war, Jews were forced to leave their homes for imprisonment and death in concentration camps established by the Germans. Originally the plan was to eliminate all Jewish men, women and children by mass shootings, two million perished in this way. Four million more were killed by poison gas, starvation, disease or by forced labor in the camps.

By the end of the war, one third of the Jewish population of Europe had been murdered. A thousand years of European Jewish culture had been obliterated.

The Holocaust Education Center at the Miller Museum was dedicated in April 1995, fifty years after the liberation of Dachau by members of the Oklahoma 45th Infantry Division. The dedication took place during the Tulsa Jewish community’s annual observance of Yom HaShoah, the event that commemorates the victims of the Nazi genocide. The photograph, donated by a local veteran, depicts Dachau after liberation.

~~~~~Dedicated to ALL refugees, dedicated to all Holocaust survivors, dedicated to all who are suffering injustice and violence. This 95-year-young Holocaust survivor hero tells her story in a powerful song to which she wrote the lyrics. To honor her Jewish heritage and to honor the current refugee crisis that affects mostly Muslims, we used both a klezmer clarinet played by the brilliant Nuno Antunes (from Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof") and the oud (Arabic lute) played by Pedro H. da Silva. Virtuoso piano by the incomparable LucĂ­a Caruso, who wrote the music with Pedro.

Most people forget that the US refused thousands of Jewish refugees during WWII, including Anne Frank and her family. Inge Ginsberg is alive today because Switzerland opened her arms to her. Let's not keep making the same mistakes. Let's open our arms and hearts to peaceful refugees who are fleeing terror, misery and death in their lands. Let's help the less fortunate. It's what the great leaders of all faiths have always preached – this is what is taught by Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, etc., and yes, Islam.

The Holy Qur'an 8.74:
And (as for) those who believed and fled and struggled hard in Allah's way, and those who gave shelter and helped, these are the believers truly; they shall have forgiveness and honorable provision.

Leviticus 19:33-34 and 24:22:
When the alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

And for those who insist in making distinctions between the three sister Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – and pitting them against each other, this is what the holy Qur'an has to say about that:

Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him."

To peace, to justice, to refugees, to immigrants, we dedicate this video.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Lovesick? What is that?
"Adjective: In love, or missing the person one loves, so much that one is unable,
to act normally."

"Nobody loves no one!" So everybody loves someone if you couldn't figure

that one out! Being the unable to act normally well that is a clear sign if such 
disruption in ones life, then it is real!

So is the point of resolve, communicate, ask why is this like the way it is?

What lead to this? Talking open. What is your hopes and dreams? 
Love does not ask you to loose anything, it helps you to be free!

No one owns the stars but such a gift to look at them the same.
We share the stars, No one owns anyone. Such love!

And no communication is the pain, the hurt, the ruining of a man!
Expected and says why to be open about things and TALK!!!!!!

~~~~~We are wired to have feelings. If we express these feelings in off-putting ways, this wiring can invite a disconnect in our relationships.  By contrast, expressing feelings in a safe way can lead to our feeling more connected, especially to loved ones.  Knowing how to express feelings tactfully therefore is vital if you want to feel close to people and to sustain your  relationships.

Sharing positive feelings solidifies relationships.  Love, appreciation, gratitude, delight sharing these feelings builds affectionate bonds.

At the same time, stresses occur in everyone's life, leaving them with sad, scared or mad feelings.  In addition, differences and hurt feelings will occur from time to time between just about any two people who often interact.  Sharing feelings enables you to talk through the situation that had caused the difficulty.  That way you can figure out how the problem occurred and what to do to fix it. Problem-solving together makes negative feelings lift.  Otherwise the problem may linger or get worse, negative feelings may fester, and both you and your relationship suffer.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Minimum wage in the US? You can afford to live?

Oh the low waged life. Did you know if you make minimum wage you more
likely make $1 every 8 minutes! After garnishment every 16 minutes...
My past girlfriend had garnishments and she was making something like
$3.78 an hour at the time. This was back in 2006 when you would work
at Walmart making $7.65 an hour and in 4 years or so you got up to $8 an hour.
Points to work hard and make the same pay ending in minimum wage retirement.
Good for small towns... Not!

Small towns have nothing because they make nothing. 
They work hard make the same pay then retire at the low pay!
You can make it but they can't afford it. I would not want to open a business
in a small town. I lived in big towns all my life and I hardly seen any place close
as much like living in a small town!

In the 90's in Ohio, small town, I remember a store owner that had the lights 
turned off in the store as soon as a customer came in he turned on the lights.
Also there was a manager at a store that yelled at the customers.
"What is wrong with you people, you cone in, you leave, come in leave,
why won't you buy anything?" This old man said something like,
"This is a minimum wage town sir, they can't afford it, I can't ether!"

The point is that the low pay dictates what you will have in town.
It rules. Yes places close because they are crappy but ask why are they
crappy? They had to lower their standards to match the poverty wages
in town to make the sale. Like a consumer based pricing at poverty
makes more poverty! It's not fair for a business to lower their prices
to match the poverty wages of the town. It makes no growth for the business! 
It makes businesses in small towns hold up the white flag. 
"Help I'm a victim of low wages!"

Well if you spend 60 to 70 percent of your income on rent and utilities where
the norm in America is seen as 30 percent, well it's a duh.
Living without AC or Heat walking to work with no car burning yourself
out going to work is bad for productivity.

But it's the lack of sales the poor give is what does your town in.
Keep the pay low have the lowest everything...
Can't afford a lawn mower? Get a weed eater and drill a hole in the muffler,
put a metal coat hanger in the spool! Who needs a $100+ lawn mower!

~~~~~Earn minimum wage in the US? You can afford to live in exactly 12 counties
A person working a full-time minimum-wage job will find it virtually impossible to rent an affordable home anywhere in the US, according to a study that sheds new light the country’s housing crisis.
The report reveals that there is not a single county or metropolitan area in which a minimum-wage worker can afford a modest two-bedroom home, which the federal government defines as paying less than 30% of a household’s income for rent and utilities. And in only 12 counties in the country is a modest one-bedroom home affordable, according to the report, published Thursday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
This applies even in places that have raised their minimum wage higher than the baseline federal level of $7.25, which equates to around $15,000 a year. In Los Angeles County the minimum wage is rising to $15 for all employers by 2021, but the current wage required for a one-bedroom there is $22.98. In New York City the minimum wage is rising to $15 for all employers by 2019, but the wage needed for a one-bedroom soars above this, at $27.29.
Less-overheated real estate markets present difficulties to low-income workers as well. Averaging rents across Alabama and Montana, someone earning minimum wage would have to work approximately one-and-a-half full-time jobs to be able to afford a one-bedroom home.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Bok Choy Salad and the Space Junk

In life there is not much that you can do but just go for the ride
on the space junk. Junk? In what term? Life, work or being lovesick or whatever
the point of why it effects you making that junk.

What are you to do? Just go on the ride and make some Bok Choy Salad!

~~~~~Bok Choy Salad

In large pan melt butter and add sesame seeds, sugar, broken ramen noodles, almonds.

  1. Brown and set aside to cool. After cooled, break up and set aside in small bowl.
  1. Wash and chop bok choy (smaller is better) and green onions in large salad bowl.
  1. Dressing
  1. Mix vegetable oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce.
  1. Just prior to serving the salad, (plan for this salad to be the last thing you pull together for the event), mix bok choy and ramen noodles mixture. Drizzle dressing over salad or pass dressing around in small bowl.
  1. 12
  1. cup butter
  1. 2
  1. tablespoons sugar
  1. 12
  1. cup sesame seeds
  1. 2
  1. (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles (uncooked, broken up, & do not use seasoning packs)
  1. 1
  1. (3 ounce) package sliced almonds
  1. 1
  1. (2 lb) bok choy
  1. 4
  1. stalks green onions with tops
  1. 34
  1. cup vegetable oil
  1. 14
  1. cup red wine vinegar
  1. 12
  1. cup sugar
  1. 2
  1. tablespoons soy sauce

Todd Rundgren, Learning starts after

I say this a lot. "Your education is only worth the paper it's printed on."
Meaning just because you have a degree it doesn't make you smart.
The degree is like your Olympic torch it's the start of your run!
You learn afterward. Give it's like going to a hospital or the VA in
a small town full of Doctors in training learning as they try to fix you.
But we all learn hopefully! And that is what matters the after your degree!

~~~~Todd Rundgren: 'What I'm doing isn't even really music' 
a classic interview from the vaults

Todd revealed a higher purpose to Ben Edmonds last summer: "It's hard for me to say that what I'm doing isn't even really music, because deep inside of me, what I want to do is much greater than music. Music is the way I understand how to communicate now, the way that I've learned how to communicate … but it will eventually have to go beyond that. You see I've realised that music is not what keeps people involved – it's the attitude behind the music."
And even more specifically, he told Rock Magazine's Anne Marie Mildo, "there's a certain level of communication that people just aren't using, and the place I'm going involves turning that on. Once I do it'll be easy for everybody to understand it, it'll be easy for every one else to get to that place, too. That's what I'm doing musically … Two or three albums from now people will realize it. They'll realise that my music is like a map to get to that place."