The intent of this blog is to promote human equality, human progress, human peace and justice, and optimism. To accomplish this, to encourage the discussion of ideas after identifying and discovering problems, and then creating positive solutions for "we the people," in order to provide for the "general welfare" and "domestic tranquility" of America now and its "posterity" into the future. To encourage an emphasis on separation of religion and state for all, no matter if this is for those "of faith" in a Maker / Creator (Deists, God-loving people, Christians, various people of spirituality) and atheists or agnostics.

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PBS Frontline Report: Human beings do it better than computers

After spending today speaking with the scumbag automated system put in place by a huge corporation which caters to hedge hogs, greed, selfishness, and love of money, I ended the day by listening to the PBS Frontline report about the Boeing 737 Max. I come away scratching my head about the common thread which runs through my personal experience with an automated system and the deaths of 300+ people. My experience is not a life and death experience. But it does leave us feeling as if no one gives one damn about the time it takes humans to deal with automated systems which are really screwed up because the big fat pigs at the top, making 10005 plus more than what the ones at the top made in the 1970s by getting rid of human beings.

The automated systems being used on the aircraft are designed to take away the ability of human pilots to have better control over the aircraft. The digital parts then miscalculate and the planes go down, killing all passengers. Love of money, materialism, greed, individualistic fat pigs at the top, and selfishness override human beings. These guys do not give one damn about the people who died in those crashes. It was made very evident today.

The fat pigs at the top of huge corporate conglomerates which automate their customer services, from a newspaper media company to an electric utility to Internet service providers to mobile phone providers (and others), these pigs at the top are not being held accountable. It took an awful lot of corrupt handling of the FAA (by Boeing), over a long period of time, and investigative reporting which finally brought down the CEO at Boeing. FINALLY. 

And freaking Mitch McConnell works to make things even worse by using the money he made from taxpayers to suppress voters and taxpayers in various states because that is the only way such freaking Republicans know how to win an election. They cannot win on issues.  Whether politician like McConnell or the hedge hog big fat pigs, there is the similarity of a lack of concern for people, across the board.

Finally, in the end, the famiiies of those who died in the crashes won big money in a lawsuit. Another example of reactionary actions rather than tough proactive actions being taken by lawyers and politicians (as with personal injury lawsuits and workman’s comp) PRIOR to something like these events. The lousy deregulation environment for “free markets,” by Reagan, Republicans and freaking lousy Libertarians has brought this down on America today. I believe we need to stand up strongly and change to the proactive and dump the reactionary BS. The reactionary stuff is about awarding money, another example of love of money, rather than putting human interests first in a proactive manner.  Tell me. Exactly what good does it do for those people to NOT have their loved ones, but have money instead? You cannot take your toys to heaven, especially when humans are crating a hell on earth.

I have written about this theme over and over and over again. Yet, we see how hard it is to find a solution from crashes and come to a reactionary resolution. Also, how short will the memories of Americans be, after those who suffered, the victims and the families, get resolution. If one person suffers, we all suffer. When will Americans learn from what has happened and be more vocal about the suffering which has an impact on all of us? How long does it take for people to stand up and take the stand, rather than working with freaking lousy Republicans who are trying to repress the voting in America and don’t do one damn thing to solve the problems of America in a proactive way?

Furthermore, the Boeing executive did exactly what many healthcare workers have been doing to me and many of my diabetic friends. If the expensive medications don’t work, then blame the patients. Same thing at Boeing. Blame the human pilots when those pilots had their hands tied when trying to reverse the hellish thing the automated system was doing to the aircraft. Blame the humans because it costs less to take care of digital machines than it does to take care of human beings. Blame those who are victims of the process of giving only blanket solutions which might not work for some people on a one to one basis. Blame the demand side of the market, in favor of the freaking lousy Reagan attitude about supply side economics. How about if we hold the fat pigs at the top accountable more often? How about if we hold fat pig McConnell and the lousy Republican followers of Trump? How about if we hold THEM accountable for COVID-19 and the lack of putting forth a war on a pandemic?  Hospitals which transported patients to nursing homes across state lines are the responsibility of Trump and the lousy Republicans who go along with him and that lousy fascist leadership. They have no interest in human lives. Oh, that’s right. I already said that.

Why do my medications no longer work for me? The money used to pay for this crap, either by me or by way of Medicare, is being wasted when not working. Why?  In my early stages of type II diabetes, a doctor over-prescribed metformin and I was left with lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis CAN BE FATAL. I count my blessings because, while it ended up giving me some heart problems, I survived. I am a survivor, but we are not talking about cancer. We are talking about the wrong dosage of prescriptions made by a medical doctor and never identified by a pharmacist. The net result was the hospital costs picked up by big insurance. Those costs COULD have been avoided.

Then, when endocrinologists began putting me on insulin, I took two dosages from two different injections each day. I was warned that my numbers might go to low so I should carry glucose tablets with me. How many times did I use those tablets? Zero times. My numbers never went down to hypoglycemic levels. Yet, there was more concern about that than to fix the problem as to why I rarely got my glucose levels below 100. Sure. My A1C did decrease. But my fat on my bones went up exponentially, from 220 up to nearly 280. Just look at the photos of me in 2016 and look at me today. Then to discover that one of the common effects of insulin is to give weight gain.
Today, I am off the insulin injections (Tresiba). By no longer injecting insulin and utilizing an injection of a medicine by Novo Nordisk, I was able to get my glucose levels down and took off enough weight to drop back down to the 220 range. But, I am on the plateau of 220 or so, as I have been for years and can never dispose of the fats on the abdomen. Research shows that fat on the abdomen is what blocks any insulin, even that produced by the body, in doing its job.

And my glucose levels seem to not be responding at all to all of the meds I am now taking. Thus, healthcare workers blame ME, as did the executive at Boeing blame the human pilots. Mr/Ms Healthcare Worker, I have been exercising and cannot drop the weight on the abdomen, so give me a suggestion for what I can do? Mr/Ms Healthcare Worker: “you are not doing enough.” It’s my fault – the fault of the patient, right? “You need to do situps.” I don’t do situps but regularly do standing up toe touchers and others to exercise the same as siups do. I sometimes do the situps, but if I cannot do them, I do the ones to exercise the abdomen in other ways. I ride a stationary bike and/or walk nearly every day. But. It’s my fault, don’t you know. I have heard other diabetics in Florida among the older population describe this situation, similar to mine, so I don’t speak alone.

After all. I am a human being and we need to blame human beings, right? Isn’t that what America has become? A nation which blames imperfect human beings and refusing to find rational solutions? After experiencing what I describe with my type II diabetes, what I experience with lousy customer service run by automated systems, and now what I heard tonight about what Boeing did (with influence over Congress and the FAA), I really am appalled when I add all of this up in America today. Then a Republican leadership unconcerned about the people of America and only about their pocketbooks with a love of money, I find it all very appalling, especially when stupid people wish to blame the Democrats. About the only Democrats i would blame is the bitch from Arizona and the blue dog from West Virginia. Arizona where the bitch is likely running scared at the voter suppression out there. Sorry. Perhaps I should not call her a bitch. One particular bitch out in Arizona is actually the leader of the Republican Party out there. She turns the Democrat out there into someone whom I call a bitch.

My hats off to those who did the story on Frontline. We need far more of those types of stories, especially stories to expose the corruption of Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership, plus Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis, and Marco Rubio of Florida. Rick Scott with a fifth. Methodist or not, he is an asshole. And the ones who cry “Marxist Democrats” are the ones who ARE the Marxists, as they push the lies of propaganda upon the population and call themselves Republicans when, indeed, they are doing what the Bolshevik (Marxists) did in Russia in 1917. RINOs and DINOs wake up to what truly is happening in America today.

Short & To the Point: Hidden Agenda of Bigotry

Blackmail. Demonization. Marginalization. Is it possible these exist with a hidden bigotry? You think not, heh? What do you know? Have you ever read the John Howard Griffin’s book, Black Like Me? If not, you better go to a library and check it out. Have you read Mel White’s book, Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America. You better read it and learn. Go to a library and check it out. Lifelong learning means to open your damn minds and get outside your damn boxed in brain and LEARN things which you may not have known before, including how different people are FORCED to live in this land we call America. It is sickening when realizing this. It is sickening when a male thinks he is a male and grows a beard, while some of us don’t have that “natural” ability to grow a beard. To think that a male might bloviates that he “refuses to accept the fact that he has a feminine side.” Oh, really, you jackass? Every human being starts out as a female. The amount of testosterone bath in the womb helps to change the clitoris to a penis. Some people come out of the tube with two, not one, types of genitals. So, you jackasses who can grow your damn beards and define that as being a man, can go to h-e-double hockey sticks and burn in the fire. You help vote in favor of blocking a gay couple in Tennessee from adopting children because YOU…. YOU… are the one with the closed-minded perverted mind who thinks only about sex and not about families and what it really takes to build a family. You refuse to have lifelong learning and discover that the natural things are things created by God almighty, whether named Jah, Jehovah, or Yah-way, creates the seahorse in which the insemination and birthing process is opposite to other species. Namely, the male with the sperm gets the eggs inseminated in his body by the female, after a ritual mating dance. The male fertilizes the eggs in his body and carries the developing baby seahorses to term, then the babies go out of the tube provided by the male, not a female. It’s a natural process just as natural a process for a gay couple to raise a family of children and many times do a better job than many straight couples do. ​”The problems of the world are not that some people love in a different way. The problems are that so many people don’t know how to love at all (CGA, 1970).” I speak my admonition of hidden bigotry, whether based on bigotry towards gay people, colored people, or Jews. Such a hidden agenda among a herd of dopes produces blackmail, demonization, and marginalization of very good and generous people, in the name of puritanical dolts like Franklin Graham or the late Jerry Fallwell, and other bastards and SOBs who claim to follow God when they don’t. God bless the un-closeted LGBTQ, colored people, and various religious people who recognize the true love of God. Shall I proclaim a God damn for the others? Puritanical dimwits maintain this hidden agenda of bigotry, but it is said that ​”a Puritan is someone in fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time.” Agape, peace, justice, happiness, and joy in life gives us a good time, but Puritans are in fear that we might find such happiness and joy and have a good time. Hidden agendas based on bigotry brings a lack of love, peace, justice, happiness, and joy among those who are impacted by this. Such jackasses would prefer to judge such people as freaks of nature and put us on display in a circus. Go to h-e-double hockey sticks, will you?

Update, Nov. 8, 2012

This blog is run by an imperfect human being.  As such, it might not always live up to its purported vision of being “positive.”  Anger and disgust, human emotions, sometimes interfere.  If we could be like Vulcans (fictional alien race in Star Trek), life might actually be boring, would it not?  If I were a Vulcan, this blog would lack any emotions.

However, I advocate against being like the Ferengi (another fictional alien race in Star Trek) who take lessons from Ayn Rand (figuratively, of course).  I find extreme selfishness and greed to be abrasive to the human spirit.  We “hue-maans” detest such extremism. Only “hue-maans” who cling to their barbaric animal roots would relate to the Ferengi and Ayn Rand.  Only anarchists who unwittingly create chaos would seek role models in a fictional alien race and Dagney Taggart, John Galt, and crew.

Should I apologize for this emotionalizing which leads to words like “horse shit” or “bastards” or … the worse possible… “f…”?  Should I apologize for getting in touch with my feminine side – the emotions?  Should I remain completely logical and when I diverge from that course, shut my mouth?  After all, things said in the course of emotion can often be false.  And that is certainly possible with my emotions.  But the difference between me and someone like Allen West is this.  At least I am willing to acknowledge this fact about me.  I don’t allow my ego to create an egomaniac, if at all possible.

A long-lost male relative who suddenly surfaced to the family in the 1980s once told me about his disgust at being FORCED to acknowledge his feminine side.  Oh, really?  FORCED?  By whom?  Who FORCED him to acknowledge his feminine side and is it REALLY that bad to do so?  I don’t recall being FORCED to acknowledge my feminine side.  If I remember correctly, the only coercion I received was from an ex-Marine who jumped down my throat when I once said, “I FEEL….”   “MEN DON’T DO THAT,” this ex-Marine exclaimed.  “Men don’t ‘FEEL!'” … this ex-Marine reiterated!  You know. I did not do as this relative did with his beef and tell people, “I refuse to abide by conformity to the principle that “men don’t feel!”  I just took this advice and tucked it away in my knowledge bank, realizing I need to consider the various ways of thinking about how “men” are!  I don’t need to embrace any ONE way – as fascists would have us do.

We are humans.  We are diverse in our ways.  We are not animals.

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