Inhumane Humanity

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Crusade Against Knowledge and Science, and an Outbreak of Once Eradicated Diseases

WARNING!  People often ignore words if they’ve never witnessed the horrific and dramatic effects of the contents of this blog post.  Therefore this post contains graphic images of people suffering from the severe effects these diseases routinely create.  If you’re sensitive to such photos, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

People love to use the phrase “we’ve come full circle”.  It’s one of those new catch-phrases that has the ability to make those who are in fact truly ignorant, feel, in their own minds, knowledgable and informed.  

Rarely do we see such a glaring example of an actual and factual full circle developing right before our eyes, such as the one we are witnessing today, presenting itself for full view in this article.

Make no mistake; this is not one of those scenarios in which anyone, and I do mean anyone, can dismiss with any of the new, absurd catch phrases such as “fake news”, or "alternative fact.”

One cannot dispute, or escape reality, as we humans often attempt to do if it presents a need to change perspectives.  What this is clearly and indisputably presenting us with, is the very real, very frightening development of a full circle.

From superstition, ignorance, and darkness, to fact, knowledge and enlightenment, brought to us in full living color by our good friends in the science community, and right back to superstition ignorance, and darkness, brought to us by foolish, blind acceptance of drivel, presented to us in equally full living color.

And though this full circle has begun to manifest itself, unfortunately, it's highly probable that it is only the very beginning. 

With the constant promulgation of alarmist information by, among others, Jenny McCarthy, Charlie Sheen, Alicia Silverstone and our very own self-aggrandizing Donald Trump, all of whom are promoters of the anti-vaccine movement, the people who settle for/prefer this nonsense rhetoric over scientific fact, are blindly following the dangerous ignorance of this “movement”, rather than taking the time to seek and research truth and reality for themselves, through reputable and reliable sources for the real and accurate answers to their concerns.

Clearly, there are potential risks with vaccinations, there is no disputing that. There are risks with virtually every drug on the planet, from aspirin to Viagra.  There are risks with everything we as human beings do, from exercising to sleeping, but both provide essential benefits simply for survival, as is the case of vaccines.  And, in the case of vaccines, we know from experience that the benefits far outweigh the dangers; we have a simple example, history, with which to compare.  And in this lies the problem, for how often do we ignore history, always with the results one would expect - repetition.

The problem we can see in this article today from Washington State was predicted by both the medical community and science alike. It is now manifesting the entirely expected and predicted results of subscribing to this false alarm.

Thanking ignorance, it’s very likely that we're going to see thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of children reintroducing far more virulent and deadly strains of diseases, diseases, some already very deadly, especially for infants, such as mumps, measles, rubella, smallpox, polio, diphtheria, and varicella to this country that, due to the incredible ability of viruses to mutate, are completely resistant to the old vaccines. This, entirely due to a large volume of the population of this nation who, since the late 1970s, seem to have literally fallen in love with a bewildering disdain for proven science.










While I would much prefer it effect them alone for their own stubborn insistence to blindly go where man most definitely has already been, the stupidity they share with the leaders of this new crusade against science and knowledge is not going to effect those who began and spread this appalling pursuit.

Rather; this insanely silly and dangerous movement has now begun striking the new generations that are just beginning life, including, not only their own children and grandchildren, but those of others who were diligent enough to listen to science.

They will suffer intensely for our love affair with the ill-informed, whose insistence to return us all to the dark days of hollow heads and blind acceptance of those who impress, not with knowledge and understanding, but with silly popularity and uninformed rhetoric.

Those people who were and are stubbornly ignorant of fact, will be those who carry the responsibility for the return of deadly diseases, many of which were either completely eradicated, or on the verge of eradication in this country by science, not alarmist reaction and celebrity.

This may very well be taking us back to massive outbreaks of diseases that have the ability to sicken, maim and kill millions of children, just as they did only a few decades ago, before scientists who developed vaccines, the well informed public all but eliminated many of them.

While only in its infancy, this crusade against knowledge and understanding, not simply regarding vaccines, but all scientific discoveries, is not just insanely frustrating and concerning, it will also usher into the world, the utter obliteration of thousands of years of knowledge gained and much of humanity as well.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017



Well, look at it this way.  At least those living in Mexico can enter via the back door to work for Trump's traditional pay rate - free.

For that is THE ONLY WAY Mexico is going to pay for TRUMP'S FOLLEY

Meet the New "The Holy Great Leader; The Dear Leader" of the United States

We’ve learned so many things in the, oh so very long period of Trump’s presidency; it’s hard to believe, but it’s been an ever so long five days.
And damned if he hasn’t been a busy Danny Boy in those twenty-five days
He’s accomplished things like - circumventing the Press.  And he’ll do so via “Twitter Feeds”.  After all, his pet names for the Press are; “dishonest," "not good people," sleazy, and among the worst human beings he has ever met” and he knows the public wants to rid ourselves of such despicable pukes.  Right?
He has effectively blinded the citizens of this country to the actions of the Federal Government, as the press is our ONLY conduit for information about what our government is doing behind closed doors, be it noble, or, as in this case, nefarious.
He’s issued orders to resume the Keystone pipeline, for in his own words, because it will create 29,000 jobs.  But, he’s learned the slight of hand trick with numbers, almost as well as Obama knew it.
Trump is claiming this will create "And if they like we will see if we can get that pipeline built - a lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs, great construction jobs." It's interesting to note, that the claims made by the Obama Administration were even higher at 42,000 jobs.
I remember this, as I conducted substantial fact-checking on my own, simply because it sounded as outlandish then as it does now.
1. The oil comes from Canada, where most of the jobs will be long-term as they mine the tar sands in that nation.
2. The oil will be transported to existing refineries already capable of handling the increase in production as is.
3. The refined products will be distributed by means of a distribution system that already exists.
So!! Where do these jobs come from?
Well, mostly from up the sleeves of the ever bull-shiting politicians on both sides of the preverbal aisle.
The ONLY jobs this will create, other than a few (42 according the the State Department) long-term jobs for babysitting the pipeline for the inevitable leaks, explosions, malfunctions, flow, etc, etc…..are temporary construction jobs.  Lasting somewhere around 12-15 months.
And he’s an extraordinarily sensitive man; a man whose skin is so thin, he demeans, berates, destroys, or simply silences people with whom he disagrees (which is just about everyone); in fact, his skin is so thin it’s damned near translucent orange.  Almost as though he’s been sniffing Cheetos and getting most of the orange on his face, instead of his fingers..
But, I see though it like any other peace of dog shit covered in translucent, Giardia -induced slime.
Why, just today, he SMASHED the freedom of speech for Federal Employees. ,
And, he’s told Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, that, since he can’t control the gun deaths in his state, “he’s going to send in the Feds” to restore order.”   -
And, by “Feds” he most certainly does not mean send in the FBI, I’m sure of that; they’d do little to restore order in a massive city such as Chicago.  Rather; my bets are on the illegal use of the military for this purpose and he would declare martial law in Chicago on a whim, just as does every goddamned thing else.
I KNEW this would happen with this dictatorial jackass; I knew it the moment he won the election.
I remember the draw-dropping shocking threats as clear as if they were issued five minutes ago, and I clearly understood then, just as I do now, precisely what he was thinking for our future.
“We must maintain law and order at the highest level or we will cease to have a country, 100 percent…. “We will cease to have a country. I am the law and order candidate, I will restore law and order to our country believe me.  It will happen very fast, believe me.”
And true to his promise, in less than a week this lunatic has effectively shackled the press to a point at which they either cannot or will not become aggressively serious in investigating and questioning his behavior.
Oh, and BTW - trump still supports the NRA, so you clowns at the NRA don’t need to worry about this Chicago issue.   Donny Boy has your back on that.  Just have your manufacturers keep on cranking out all those firearms.  Trump’s troops need a little practice in supporting a tyrant’s dictatorship.
Also, from the Chicago Times this evening on the same subject.
"Trump has raised the prospect of Washington intervention in Chicago before. His latest musings on the subject came just a day after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) criticized the Republican president for focusing so much on the size of the crowd at his inaugural ceremony”
His absurdly thin skin antics are now becoming a very serious threat to the stability of this nation.  This is all about retribution for the above comment made by Mayor Emanuel.  It is classic Trump - o beyond getting even with all who have ever opposed or disputed Trump in any matter, seek to destroy them for even thinking such an atrocity against this thin-skinned imp.
But Donny Boy.  Here’s what the law says:
“Federal Law prohibits military personnel from enforcing the law within the United States except as expressly authorized by the Constitution or an Act of Congress. The threat of catastrophic terrorism requires a thorough review of the laws permitting the military to act within the United States in order to determine whether domestic preparedness and response efforts would benefit from greater involvement of military personnel and, if so, how.”
In less than a week, he’s begun shutting out Congress AND the press with his private meetings, threatening the freedom of speech for Federal employees, and now he’s threatening to move on Chicago (interestingly enough, where President Obama comes from) like the dictator he wishes to be.
I am certain he will fulfill this threat and will very likely declare martial law in Chicago. The alarms are ringing like mad people, but it's beyond me why all of Congress isn’t up in arms over these very serious developments; the behavior of a mentally unstable fool in the White House.
This shit cannot just take place on his whim.  He's threatening to violate US law, the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids military intervention in domestic affairs.
"Federal Law prohibits military personnel from enforcing the law within the United States except as expressly authorized by the Constitution or an Act of Congress. The threat of catastrophic terrorism requires a thorough review of the laws permitting the military to act within the United States in order to determine whether domestic preparedness and response efforts would benefit from greater involvement of military personnel and, if so, how.”
By using the words “carnage” he’s threatening the use of a law, used long ago to quell unchecked violence during the post Civil War Reconstruction Era and again threatened during the violence created by the shit head KKK and other white supremacist jackasses - but blamed on the black protestors as they were the ones who were being being pummeled by "law enforcement” and others during the Civil Rights Movement.
"In December 1981, additional laws were enacted clarifying permissible military assistance to domestic law enforcement agencies and the Coast Guard, especially in combating drug smuggling into the United States. Posse Comitatus clarifications emphasize SUPPORTIVE AND TECHNICAL ISSUES”.
In 2006, Congress modified the Insurrection Act as part of the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill:
"The President may employ the armed forces... to... restore public order and enforce the laws (there’s those words again guys) of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition... the President determines that... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such... a condition... so hinders the execution of the laws... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws”
And within there, are some very famous verbiage; the same terminology I’ve had to include in every departmental and HR policy I’ve written over the past 30 years which allow managers to include virtually everything and anything a manager deems necessary for the benefit of the corporation - everything from issuing purchase orders, to washing the windows, if that’s what the manger deems necessary. You’ve all seen them and likely joked about them, but, instead of saying “and all other tasks deemed necessary”, in perfect vagueness, this change to the Posse Comitatus Act says "or incident, or other condition”.
Here’s a short, partial analysis of the law as Duke University interprets it:
"The Presidential Intervention Principle: a principle that allows presidential use of the military domestically and Section 333, a long-dormant and little-discussed remnant of reconstruction legislation, was en- acted in order to secure the fourteenth amendment's guarantee of equal protection of the laws. Judicious exertion of the powers conferred by this statute may serve both remedial and deterrent functions for the suppression of mass violence which the states are unwilling or unable to control”.

Here’s more of Duke’s interpretation of the law
"When outbreaks of domestic violence in the wake of the civil rights movement have necessitated a federal presence in the form of troops or marshals to maintain public order, section 333 of title 10 of the United States Code has been invoked by federal authorities to authorize federal intervention. Section 333, a long-dormant and little-discussed remnant of reconstruction legislation, was en- acted in order to secure the fourteenth amendment's guarantee of equal protection of the laws. Judicious exertion of the powers conferred by this statute may serve both remedial and deterrent functions for the suppression of mass violence which the states are unwilling or unable to control."
Though it is a major problem for Chicago, this does NOT meet the definition of mass violence, unless you have a specific goal in mind, and that goal is not going to be beneficial for ANYONE, but Trump and his scumbag cabinet.
If trump uses “Feds” you can be sure, those “Feds” are going to show up wearing Combat BDUs, combat boots and helmets, while walking the streets of Chicago with loaded automatic weapons.
I’ve written to every Senator and Representative of my state tonight about his illegal clamp-down on free speech and freedom of the press, then this shit happens.  Yet; it’s beyond me why none of them are doing anything to rid us of this snake.  And that snake is one very dangerous and deadly snake.

Saturday, January 07, 2017


When we look deeply enough into the reasons for Trump's success, it should be very embarrassing to realize the truly damaging reasons for Trump's success.  I know it is deeply embarrassing for me.

There are but three painfully obvious reasons for these results; reasons that should be abundantly clear to us all, as should be, the ever so simple solution.

Amid all the clutter of post-campaign whining and bitching; the claims of stolen elections; of unfair and illegal electors; of foreign interference, one very important issue stands out, far above, to me.
But; sadly, I've not heard even a minuscule piece of reporting on the true cause of this absurdly foul election; hell, not even a whimper.

Why?  Because facts no longer make news.  Rather; showboaters such as Trump; the violence across the world, or the ever-so important happenings of the True Housewives of Dim-wit City. 

As incredible as it is, these are the money makers.

Sure, Russia can and most certainly did influence the simple-minded souls who voted with their emotions, along with their irrational, unfounded fears of the unseen/unknown; accepting without a moment's analysis, the continuous lies and deceit which Trump and even Clinton promulgated throughout their campaigns.

In fact; the method used by Russia and Trump was not direct intervention, rather the use of a very effective method perfected by a man named Joseph Goebbels - deceitful propaganda; creating the horrifyingly effective means to instill fear, hate, and distrust out of nothing but the sick imagination of despots.

And; I firmly believe we have the very same disgusting propaganda method being utilized by two people of equally disgusting character as Goebbels, namely; Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.  Two people who shouldn't be allowed to tread upon on Capitol Hill's lawn, much less in the operations rooms of the white House.

Understand this!  I am not a Democrat, nor am I a Republican.  In fact; I firmly believe that partisan politics are the scourge of the voting nation.

However; I do maintain a liberal political perspective, unless voting conservative provides a better choice.  And we liberals, and I'm hoping at least some of the more level-headed conservatives, are dismayed at what we see as completely unacceptable results of electing a president who's credentials amount to nothing more than those of a child running for captain of the elementary schoolyard monitor, or perhaps, a teeny-bopper on steroids using an extraordinarily silly and immature campaign method; a campaign almost entirely operated via Twitter.

Silly, juvenile comments that show us the true mental state of the person we've just elected as president; a person who can and WILL do everything in his conniving, cheating ability to further his personal wealth, using the White House to accomplish that.

And, while the liberals, and again, many of the responsible conservatives are dismaying, the conservatives who fall into the category of blind partisanship voting are gleefully relishing in the fact that "their team won".

Well, hell; let's all climb up to the tops of our rooftops and shout "Hurrahhh! (or perhaps more appropriately "Heil")

Then we should all take big, smelly dump and sit our asses in the pile, for that's precisely where we are now.

That win places those who voted for Trump in the annals of history that will illuminate sheer ignorance and pettiness; "my side is the winning side" for the future to read.

Despite the fact that the win will most assuredly send civil rights to the back pages of a history book and dismantle the Constitution, from the first amendment through each and every one of the remaining twenty-six, (even, their precious second amendment will be attacked by Trump and his team, for they are surely not going to want an armed insurrection) as he turns himself into an oligarch the likes of which we haven't seen for almost one hundred years.

Those who blindly voted for the mentally ill Trump will have taken part in the greatest faux pas in adult decision-making since Germany followed their own despot directly to Hell.

We ALL should be horrified at the fact that we've fallen for the propaganda of a person whose entire life has been completely absorbed by NOTHING, but himself; a person who has helped no one; whose entire life has been focused on one person and one person only - himself, while ripping off thousands and destroying their lives and businesses with scam after scam.

Perhaps he would have fit better as a replacement for Kim Jong Il rather than the President of the U.S.

He's a person who not only doesn't understand the requirements of the office for which he ran and won; nor has he even a remote understanding of the selflessness required for life as a public servant, he actually believes the job itself is a part time job.

Of course, we know full well his thinking surrounding this "philosophy" - he's seeking a means with which to run his businesses while performing the job of President of the United States in his spare time.

We all know this and if you're refusing to believe it, you're so deep into the rabbit hole, you'll likely never find a way out.

But, while all this is accurate, none of these are the reasons Trump was elected.

The real reason is the shear laziness and apathy of we Americans; those eligible to vote who did so with little, to no effort in making their choices and those who just didn't even bother to get involved in one of the most important aspects of this nation's existence.

This past election has presented us with some of the most dismal voting participation numbers the U.S. has seen, with most voters participating in the most careless and dangerous manner possible - using their emotions to guide their decisions; emotions clearly manipulated by Donald Trump and those who wish to instill fear via propaganda.

Sure, we had two despicable candidates from which to vote, but voting, begins at the primaries/caucuses.  In fact; the primaries and caucuses are the first and most important step in deciding the future of our nation.  It is here that we should be most informed and involved, for this is the point at which the real selections are made.

It's the cold, hard facts of todays elections that clearly show us what our true problem is.

Example:  Many politicians are elected through apathy and non-participation, leaving the decision for the extremists on the fringes of partisan politics.  This is precisely how Ted Cruz won his first Senatorial seat.

"Cruz didn’t place first in the 2012 Republican primary; he placed second behind then-Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. However, Dewhurst, who received roughly 45 percent of the primary vote, was not able to garner enough votes to avoid a runoff. Cruz placed second with approximately 34 percent of the vote. 
The 2012 summer runoff election produced an even worse turnout — 8.5 percent — the lower the turnout, the more ideologically extreme the voters tend to be.
And in that runoff, Cruz garnered 57 percent of the vote, while Dewhurst received a little over 43 percent. Cruz then advanced to the general election, where voters got to choose between him and Democrat Paul Sadler. In a Republican-dominated state, this ‘election’ wasn’t a real competition.
In short, Ted Cruz got 631,812 votes in the primary to effectively win a seat that represents 26.97 million people."

Shawn Griffiths IVN

Most people who read the numbers from election results interpret them erroneously.

However, looking closely at the numbers above, one can see Cruz won by a number which, in reality, represents a minute percentage of the eligible electorate in his district, leaving only the extreme of the extremes to determine who was to fill the Senate's seat, with just 57 percent of the 8.5 percent of the electorate who bothered themselves to vote.

One can readily see that the results should be an embarrassment for Texas to feel for decades.

And ours as a nation to feel the shame we've just perpetrated upon our democracy.

Or, in using Trumps superior intellect and his special Trump vernacular: I won with very, very ,very small numbers; really, really small numbers; numbers that were very little.  Numbers.  Small numbers, but numbers with very complicated lives.

It's far too early to define precisely the percentages Donald Trump won the election by, but even Trump himself is being fooled by the numbers that exist today (which, given his proclivity for megalomania, shouldn't be surprising), absolutely certain he won by massive margins when in fact, his winning numbers are likely to be more like those of Cruz's numbers above.

The chart below, from "Fivethirtyeight" shows the growing, or perhaps more accurately stated, the shrinking trend of voter participation wherein about 57 percent of eligible voters cast ballots this year.

57 percent is a shameful number.

The United States Election Project also shows the dismal turnouts for the general elections of 2012, with the two lowest "Voter Eligible Population"(VEP), those who have registered to vote - Hawaii with a miserable 41.7% VEP and Texas with a 51.2% VEP.

It's entirely likely the numbers of 2016 will reflect the same, given the declining trend since the 1930s and 1940s.

The same data shows the Voter Age Population (VAP), the total number of citizens who have reached the age and should vote.  Again Hawaii with 37.8% VAP and Texas 43.1% VAP (seems Hawaiians and Texans don't care much about bothering to vote for their leadership).
Now, here's the really troubling issue:

2012 "Blue" states alphabetically with respective VEP and VAP numbers.
California 56.1% and 46.5% - Colorado 69.9% and 64.4% - Connecticut 63.9% and 58.0% Delaware 63.7% and 58.5% - Hawaii 41.7% and 37.8% - Illinois 61.6% and 55.8% -Iowa 68.2% and 64.9% - Florida 64.5% and 56.7% -Maine 70.7% and 69.5% - Maryland 66.2% and 59.2% - Michigan 64.6%% and 61.9% - Minnesota 74.1% and 69.4% Nevada 57.1% and 49.3% - New Hampshire 71.5% and 69.2% - New Jersey 63.6% and 55.3% New Mexico 54.7% and 50.1% - New York 55.7% and 48.6% - Ohio 62.8% and 60.9% -Oregon 66.6% and 61.8% - Pennsylvania 62.8% and 60.3% -Rhode Island 59.0% and 54.7%Vermont 63.5% and 62.1% - Virginia 65.7% and 60.5% -  Washington 64.7%% and 58.3% - Washington DC 60.2% and 54.8% - Wisconsin 69.3% and 66.1%.

The averages of 63.2% Voter Eligible Population and 58.3% Voter Age Population in the "blue states above is shameful.  But the trend across all party lines shows us the same very disturbing facts.  A trend definitely heading in the wrong direction.

As we piss and moan about the results, regardless of our chosen method of complaint(s) - cheating, foreign government involvement, illegal Elector votes, etc.. I see that we have but three truly valid complaints and the numbers above tell us precisely what those issues are.

Had the 37.8% VAP and he 42.7% VEP folks who didn't bother, gotten off their asses and, not only voted, but properly researched the candidates, we would have had a President Elect that at least has a vague idea of what being President of the United States means.

Instead; we had people who aren't interested enough in theirs, or the futures of their children to bother voting; we have people who don't want to be bothered to perform due diligence before casting their ballots; and we have people voting with their fear-based emotions rather than their brains, such as they may be.

And. there you have the real reasons we're in the terrifying fix we're in.

So the next time we seek blame for placing a thoroughly ignorant, narcissistic, imbalanced human being in the most important and powerful seat on the planet, perhaps we need to perform a bit of introspection upon ourselves as a nation.

For some further interesting facts Pew gathered statistics as follows:

Females preferred Clinton over Trump by a 12% margin.

The educated preferred Clinton over Trump by a 9% margin.

And the very disheartening demographic - Democratic edge among young voters declined by a 6 point margin.