Quick Takes – Unhealthy California: Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Fools’ Golden State

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Though ‘Frisco gets the bad rap for feces paved sidewalks and other vectors of a myriad of diseases, Los Angeles is facing quite a problem of rat spread diseases such as typhus. But wouldn’t the woke and government enlightened city be able to take care of rats and mere trash? No.

“For months rat-infested trash has been piling up on Ceres Avenue, a street that connects downtown LA’s bustling produce and garment districts. Now, health officials say accumulations of trash like this could be a cause of an outbreak of the bacterial disease typhus.”

     The rights of the homeless, in part, seem to be of some blame since the right of the homeless trump the rights of Angelenos to not die of typhus

“‘LAPD cops stationed near downtown LA’s Skid Row now work in fear of becoming the newest victims of the county’s growing typhus epidemic'”

     How bad is it? The rats are not just plaguing the homeless, or even the hoi polloi, but the City Hall itself!

“The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall, possibly carrying a potentially deadly disease, was the pitter-patter of little feet.

“‘We had an employee or two mention they heard something in the ceiling,’ Wesson said Thursday as he led a tour through his office, where he recently had all the rugs ripped out. ‘Then we had an employee spot what she believed to be paw prints.’

“After a flea hidden in a rug pounced on one of his employees late last year, Wesson had enough: He shut down the office and had all the rugs removed.”

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White People are Temporal Oppressors

     It is integral to the Progressive Left’s view that everything is not only racist, but created by White people in order to oppress people is some nefarious scheme of oppressive oppressiveness. Case in point: “White people own time“.

“[T] he more generous thing that I can say is that part of what exposing these operations of time should allow us to think about is that we don’t all have the same timescapes. And so if you’re white in the U.S. context, typically you’re taught that time is linear, that every day is a progression beyond the past, that we are not today where we were 50 years ago.

“But if you are African-American in this country, time doesn’t exactly work that way.”

Pictured: Typical White person engaging in racism.

     This is just an extension of how non-White people have special “ways of knowing” that justifies rejected objective reality. But then, this sounds more like sheer mental illness rather more than anything else.

“And it reminds me of the ways that past and presents and futures seemingly coexist for African-American folks. And so in that way, time doesn’t feel linear. It feels like the past, you know, past narratives of race that are rooted in violence and rooted in a lack of freedom. They feel like they can become our reality again at any moment.”

     Of course, anyone could experience the same thing if they shoved enough acid tabs in their mouth…

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In The U.K., Blindness Is Free

     When healthcare is a “right”, we are told, no one will be turned away from treatment because of lack of ability to pay before getting treatment. This, of course is true… however, far too many assume that this “free healthcare” somehow means that they will get the treatment at all; in fact, all it means is that people are not turned away due to lack of co-pay, but due to rationing.

“Thousands of elderly people in Britain are left to go blind because of rationing of eye surgery in the National Health Service (NHS), a report revealed on Saturday (April 6).

“The Times newspaper said a survey by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO) found tens of thousands of elderly people are left struggling to see because of an NHS cost-cutting drive that relies on them dying before they can qualify for cataract surgery.

“The survey has found that the NHS has ignored instructions to end cataract treatment rationing in defiance of official guidance two years ago.”

     The big selling point of socialized medicine is that one either doesn’t have to pay at all, or that they don’t have to pay upfront (pre-paying in taxes OTOH…). But the truth is that going blind because you can’t afford eye surgery or insurance is just as inexpensive as having “free” government run healthcare and going blind because you got the short end of the stick with rationing.

     At least with more market oriented healthcare, you at least have the option of going into debt to save your eyesight.

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The Healthcare Crises Goes Silly

     Is this a sign of how badly healthcare under Obamacare, et al., has degraded? Is it a sign of the degradation of society? Or is it both?

“TriHealth is suing a company known for sexually explicit gag-gifts after receiving one of their products anonymously.

“TriHealth claims the website ‘D—s By Mail’ intentionally or through negligence caused emotional distress to its employees.

“The medical company says phallus-shaped confetti was sent to their White Oak office on Cheviot Road, a family medical practice.

“…

“The medical company says it was sent the “confetti penises” from the website in a spring-loaded package described on the website as a “bomb.”

“The lawsuit states that when these packages are opened, the phallus shaped gummies or confetti shoot out of the package, into the room, and onto the unsuspecting person who opened it.

“TriHealth claims the website intentionally or through negligence caused emotional distress to their employees.”

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News of the Week (April 7th, 2019)

 

News of the Week for Apr. 7th, 2019


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Firing Line Friday: The Limits of Journalistic Investigation

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     Considering the ongoing fall-out of the “Mueller Investigation” report and all the insanity fallout therefrom, perhaps might be of interest to see discussion with Woodward & Bernstein of Watergate fame…

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Quick Takes – Whiteness: Racist Felt; Racist Lack of Reparations; Racist Lack of White Privilege Acknowledgement

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Oh, those White people…

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Felt is racist. Yes, felt the material itself, is now somehow racist.

“University of Toronto scholar Stephanie Springgay’s newly published research alleges that there is more to felt, the material, than typically perceived.

“In her paper, ‘”How to Write as Felt”: Touching Transmaterialities and More-Than-Human Intimacies,’ published online in late July by Studies in Philosophy and Education, Springgay suggests that felt, a ‘dense material of permanently interlocking fibers,’ can be linked to racism and capitalism.

“‘[T]his paper addresses “the problem of education” that is predicated on cis-heteronormative White supremacist settler colonial logics that assume knowledge enters from an outside, that is predicated on progress, and that regulates and violently disavows particular bodies,’ it states.

“‘Felting as a posthuman proposition demands that we stop thinking broadly about … education. Instead we need to consider intimate transmaterial touching relations that do not intensify settler colonial mastery over human and nonhuman life,’ the paper adds.”

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Scientific Reproducibility: Same Sex Marriage and the 2D Waifu

     Penguins have been cited as scientific proof that same-sex couples are natural and normal throughout the animal kingdom. Since then, we’ve seen examples of a penguin and even a red panda become smitten with… a 2D Waifu. Since reproducibility is a hallmark of the scientific method, another example of a penguin falling in love with a 2d Waifu to give scientific validity that having a 2D Waife is as valid as same-sex marriage.

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How The Terrorists Won In New Zealand

     After the now infamous “Mosque Attack” in New Zealand, the sad and pathetic excuse of a Prime Minister has given what the terrorists wanted while exploiting the tragedy to snuff out civil liberties and ancient civil rights in order to appeal this modern-day “age of feelz.”

     Not only has, within days, the possession of semi-automatic rifles (with scant few exceptions) suddenly banned, which the vast majority of gun owners ignored and criminals openly scoffed at, was declared to be “just the beginning“.

     And how, this example of the decline and fall of society went out of its way to do exactly what the terrorist wanted them to do, as stated in the madman’s “manifesto“:

“I chose firearms for the affect it would have on social discourse, the extra media coverage they would provide and the affect it could have on the politics of United states and thereby the political situation of the world… With enough pressure the left wing within the United states will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the US will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty. This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing of the US along cultural and racial lines.”

     But, of course, this isn’t just about arms suitable for self-defense (funny how the use of a gun to stop/impede the terrorist attack resulted in not only an excuse to restrict that fundamental human right, but other rights as well), with those not only reporting via internet links newsworthy information, but anyone who dared talk about it outside of acceptable, and controlled, forums being promptly investigated, and even indicted and convicted, for daring to offer anything that opposed the politically correct actions of the Parliamentary DICTATORSHIP that New Zealand is plagued by.

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News of the Week (March 31st, 2019)

 

News of the Week for Mar. 31st, 2019


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