19 July 2011
To those people who believe it is “unfair” to be paying for Medicare which also pays for abortions and Planned Parenthood, I say: get a life.
Here are a few of the things which I find “unfair,” yet I am forced to pay for these things anyway:
- Roman Catholic church channel on cable television
- Fundamentalist church channels on cable television
- Fox “Propaganda” News
- All sports on cable television rather than a “pay-as-you-go” system which was around in the 1970s when I could CHOOSE to attend a Syracuse Orangemen football game in Archbold Stadium rather than paying all of the NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and what not – through my cable television bill
- Censorship on television I watch
- Making the American Dad look stupid in sitcoms on cable television
- Stupid political advertisements which make derogatory statements about the people and issues I choose to support – hoping I will conform because I pay for this shit on cable television – so “if you can’t beat them, join them!”
- Stupid political advertisements about how wealthy people are more intelligent than the common folk (yes, indeed, I have viewed such a heinous ad)
- Thrillers, Suspense movies – the stuff with blood and guts all over the cable television screen
- Violence on cable television
- War and the murder of innocent people
- Lawyers fees paid through higher insurance premiums
- Paper-pushing non-productive jobs in insurance companies (particularly in healthcare)
- Accountant and lawyer fees due to the myriad loopholes and deductions in a very stupid income tax system
- Supplies for my education classroom
- Increased homeowners’ insurance premiums, even after paying thousands of dollars over 40 some years
- Increased health insurance premiums for my son
- Increased insurance premiums paid after never receiving a DIME after investing in the premiums for some 40 years
- Decreased FICA in Jan. 2011 due to a wimpy president and the stupidity of ideological jerks in the Republican Party – which threatens my INVESTMENTS I have made over 40 some years – INVESTMENTS which stupid ideological bastards in the Republican Party call, “entitlements.” I am entitled all right – to the MONEY I INVESTED in the hopes of reaping a RETURN ON INVESTMENT OVER THE LONG TERM
- CEOs who receive bonuses they don’t deserve and a pay rate differential from the common American from what it was in the 1970s
- My tax dollars to banks which refuse to help those of us who have paid our bills responsibly over 40 years and find the unresponsible Americans currying more favor than we receive
- The 13% interest I paid on my mortgages in the 1980s after Ronald Reagan promised to reduce interest rates – in order to defeat Jimmy Carter for the presidency
- Increased prices on the NEEDS of the consumer (the demand-side) due to the EXCESSIVE GREED of the supply side who look at the continuing DEMAND for NECESSITIES like housing (rent, too), food, healthcare, energy heating and cooling human needs, and education as a reason for jacking up prices – because the demand will always be there – and re-creating the mercantilist / feudal landlord system of the Middle Ages – DESPITE evidence that society was better without such horse shit economics
- Monetary support of regimes in Pakistan and the Middle East – especially those who funded Osama Bin Laden; in fact, any foreign funding while America’s infrastructure crumbles and we have nothing left to deal with crisis situations
- Money paid to immigrants which is derived from MY government investments into Medicare and Social Security (oh, yeah, many are Roman Catholic who will support the Roman Catholic takeover of our government – the conformity which will create utopia and which I do not support)
- Monetary support for the anti-competitive pro-monopolistic measures of big business which contain people who are cowards to compete with Fidel Castro and Chavez head on – and prefer to remove competition rather than meet it head on
- Monetary support for drilling oil in this nation rather than keep our oil as a “savings” account and invest in non-oil energy products and make such products more competitive
- Monetary support for continued monopolistic ventures in electricity rather than truly opening up the field of energy to competition which will help drive down prices – competition between electric and propane gas, natural gas, and other sources which will provide the necessary cooling and heating for basic human needs
Is this list long enough? Oh, it’s not? Well there are more items to add to this list.
Commentary on Recent Dr. Oz Show
It is sad, but i cannot obtain an email address to write directly to Dr. Oz. Either Tweet him or use an online form. I refuse to do either, so I write to the overall media. Don’t get me wrong. I like Dr. Oz. I just don’t like Twitter which is called part of a “social media.” It is NOT media, so I write to the media. Twitter, Facebook and others are social technology or social portals or social platforms. They are NOT media. But of course, who listens to my perspective on this topic. I was only involved in the early days of the development of the Internet in the DARPANet project. But not as involved as Tim Berners-Lee or Vannevar Bush or… So I am just chopped liver and a stupid idiot, right?
However, I feel compelled to comment about a recent episode of Dr. Oz. It was about the guy in South Carolina whom, it is believed, had people murdered and then arranged an attempt to have himself murdered. A bizarre and perverted tale, for sure. Just proves the irrationality of so much of America today, the land I grew up loving, due to people in the Binghamton, NY, area like George F. Johnson and Thomas J. Watson, plus others. Shame on me for being inspired by such people who actually provided healthcare and other benefits for their employees. That is another topic for another day.
Dr. Oz went into the increase of murder in the USA today. How sad, for sure. He said there is evidence there are too many who are “getting away with murder.” That, too, is sad and sounds like the bizarre sheiks of Saudi Arabia, the Taliban, and Putin of Russia, among others in the world. Oh, that’s right. Obama and Biden administration made certain that Bin Laden DID NOT get away with the mass murders he committed while Bush with his (and his father’s) personal vendetta against a leader hated by the Saudis and the Taliban (Hussein) was brought down and attention drawn away from what was necessary to do to track down Bin Laden. Yet, the freaking media goes after Biden in the past few months regarding Afghanistan, after nothing was accomplished there by Bush. In effect, I can say, Bush, too, gets away with murder. (Meanwhile, today, the dismal and wimpy Democrats are being laughed at by freaking lousy people like Rick Scott who got away with stealing money at a hospital in Florida. People there KNOW what happened, but Rick Scott pleads the “fifth” and gets away with it with the help of stupid freaking lawyers in America).
What I also need to add to this Dr. Oz discussion is historical information. According to a documentary on the History Channel, the one with the large signature on our Declaration of Independence got away with murder. It is a hidden thing. Yet, we talk about our “john hancock” signature like it is a wonderful patriotic thing. I contest such vile things and wish America would come to its senses. So hearing Dr. Oz describe those who, today, “get away with murder,” is appalling, to say the least.
I wish to sing a song, “Where have all the lawyers gone?” Because they spend their money on commercials about their lousy jobs with personal injury lawsuits and workman’s comp and allow things like murder to pass us by. In this respect, lawyers are negligent in not doing the jobs they SHOULD be doing. Protecting Americans against murder and mayhem. They take money from our government by filing frivolous lawsuits and refuse to seek tort reform, as what exists in Britain. It was a British agent trying to stop John Hancock from illegal importation of rum from the Caribbean who got murdered and then we had a war in the name of John Hancock. Makes me ill to think about this. And the lawyer who ended up helping John Hancock and his friend, Sam Adams? John Adams, the 2nd president of the USA. It is a disgusting thought, to say the least. But this was not discussed on the Dr. Oz Show and perhaps it needs to be discussed.
Don’t get me wrong. We were dealing with a mentally ill jerk named King George of Britain. He was like Trump in his mental illness. George had no sense of what it takes to be a king, let alone a good leader. The democratic process in the British parliament actually attempted to put down George and curtail some of the taxes for which the American colonists objected. But no. The mentally ill king prevailed and we had a civil war. We call it the American Revolution, but in effect, it was a civil war because America was then part of the British Empire.
I know. I speak as if this is not the “norm,” so how stupid I am, right? We don’t want the words of Mister Doug published, so let us rip him apart in every way possible and never take into consideration something Mister Doug says which goes against the norm. Mister Doug may speak with metaphors and parables. But Mister Doug is just plain stupid. Wait! Was there not someone else in history who spoke in metaphors and parables? Got milk anyone?
Thank you, Dr. Oz, for the information, not conspiracy theories like that of a Mark Levin and others, which seem to predominate the lousy brain cells of so many people and with no evidence at all in something we call “social media.” It’s not social media. It is social portals or social platforms and part of social technology. Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts. That is media. Where art thou, media?
Professor Douglas Willet Cornwell (Retired)
Newark Valley, NY
———————————“Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “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).” A Puritan is someone in fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time. “Liberty and justice for all [not priorities on individual and selfish rights].” “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union [and overall wealth of American society]…”
Benjamin Franklin: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected.” Stacey Abrams: “Compromise about actions, but not about values.” Oscar Wilde: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Whoopi Goldberg: “To handle this COVID-19 pandemic effectively, we all need to get on the same page.” Note: To be clear, I do not like being patronized. I do not express my disdain over what happens to my fellow humans just for my own sake and to pursue favors and handouts. I do it in order to gain R – E – S – P – E – C – T for me and for millions of other Americans of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, or sex and sexual identity who try to walk in integrity as they attempt to achieve, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. PERIOD. One nation under God [our Creator] with liberty and justice for all.
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