Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts

Monday, January 18, 2021

3,782,000 Kids Do Meth

Source: US Government and algebra (62% of 6.1M) https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html 


Hard living is the problem, not narcotics. How easy is it to blame a substance when 1% of America is legally doing the same drug others are incarcerated for? Are there issues surrounding narcotic use, absolutely, but how many of those are exterorially imposed? Imagine a meth user was treated like a priveleged kid with ADHD instead of the scum of the universe. Imagine police COULD spend every second policing substances, policing pedophiles and their ilk instead. I think the world would be a better place. 
King Sugar still reigns in most households but we still care for our loved ones even if they’re causing significant damage to themselves. What if the blight that is homelessness had one less hurdle to jump? Or the cartels in Mexico went the way of the Mafia in the US after alcohol was re-legalized? But before that, we have to be at peace with our neighbors and the communities we aim to build. Compassion is due to everyone, especially the ones unwilling or incapable of having a dialogue. Respecting their peace is a good start.

When it comes to police, before you take a minute of their time ask yourself if there is something more important that they could be doing. Because, you call, they show up, every time, no matter what. So let it matter.





Adderall is the brand name for a mix of two stimulants called amphetamine-dextroamphetamine. Ritalin is the brand name for a stimulant called methylphenidate.




Saturday, January 16, 2021

Politicking vs. Not

I don’t think I can live an unpolitical life. Politics is the business of policing others. We have undoubtedly gone too far in some areas and not nearly far enough in others. Priority #1 - Freedom. We need to free the unjustly imprisoned. We need to stop policing people that aren't harming others. I believe it's time we change our policies.

If a car is driving 10 miles above the speed limit in the fast lane it's illegal, there's no victim, and the driver gets a ticket! Another car is driving the speed limit but the driver loses focus for a couple seconds for whatever reason and slams into the car in front of him causing tens of thousands of dollars in property damage and bodily harm to the two passengers, this is not illegal, there are victims and no ticket! Where is the logic?

I don't think this is the best argument, but I hope it makes some sense. Because what we're doing right now across this nation and the world, isn't making much sense to me and it's time to act. From running red lights to regulating Sugar, things need doing and people need freeing. It's obvious our elected officials don't do what we want.

I have to be political because I wasn’t raised to be a pushover. I wasn’t raised to follow unjust orders. I was raised to fight for what's right. Arturo 2024. 



Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Narcos Maintain Inequality



If you want to welcome Latin countries into the first world, legalize one of their biggest and most impactful export, narcotics. 


If you’d rather these countries be run by narco-terrorists then do nothing. Babies are murdered. Women are kidnapped, raped, and murdered. Men are tortured and murdered. All so a group of people can maintain control of the drug trade. If US politicians wanted to do something they would have. Is it fair to say they prefer these atrocities? They aren’t doing anything about them, so by default they’re supporting them. Or is that unfair? Maybe they think legalizing narcotics isn’t the solution. Well, what we’re currently doing seems to be making the problem worse. 


Either we do something differently, or admit the truth and take responsibility for our actions or lack thereof. We also must admit that the United States is on the Narco-Terrorist’s side. Because if we were not on their side, we’d do something about it. 




Monday, May 4, 2020

Healing the Unfortunate

Universal Healthcare isn't a good idea. We shouldn't have to pay for other people's poor choices. If someone overeats and gets Type 2 Diabetes or if they ride a bicycle and break their collar bone in a fall, we shouldn't nationalize that cost. Doing so creates moral hazard. We should all protect ourselves as much as possible. But what happens when you can catch something just from breathing the air?

Tax Payer Funded Care for Airborne Ailments makes sense.

If someone contracts COVID-19, we should pay for that treatment because some people can't afford it. By one person going without treating their symptoms, they can infect countless others who may suffer much worse consequences.

Financially, it's better to stop it as soon as possible as well, maybe not for health care providers who make money per patient. But for the nation, the healthier we are, the more productive we can be.



Thursday, April 23, 2020

What's The Outcome?

Cash is king.

Bonuses aren't paid in stock.

So while we buy their "dip" in stocks, Corporate Executives (CEs) get cash. CEs pay their Elected Official's off in CASH.

We buy low, while the monied interests expect to sell at lower.

Stock buybacks aren't embezzled in the shadows, they're paraded on conference calls and letters to their investors. Legal means disclosed. By the time we vote with our dollars, they've been made more worthless. Inflation isn't magic, it's designed and created by the financial elite to ensure that their assets increase in value while the time you trade for income continues to decrease in cost to them.



Savings? Fuck Yourself.


A corporation should keep 3-6 months of expenses saved, just in case.

Fuck you! How about you bail me out when I overstep?

No way. Fuck that!

Here's reality: Corps borrow money to make sure they can buy enough shares to hit their target price (bonus to owners). Over time, trillions of dollars go to the pockets executives and owners, not you or I.

So why are we subsidizing their income? Because they've purchased congressional and senatorial influence.

Sunlight, meet bacteria.

Time to disinfect.


Bailing Out Embezzlers


Embezzlement is using company money for personal gain.

The elected representatives, CCC, seem to be using government dollars for their personal gain.

160M workers splitting $2.2T is $13,750 each. Where’s the other $11,750 per worker going?

Mostly to the corporate executives who just showed us that they are not to be trusted with money.

What the fuck are we doing?



Monday, April 20, 2020

Conniving Corporate Confederates

The Conniving Corporate Confederates AKA Our Elected Officials passed a 1000 page bill that was seemingly written in a week. No lawmaker read it. Corporations benefiting from the bill likely wrote some, if not most of it. When our elected representatives betray their allegiance to our nation, they should be removed from power, all of their assets seized, and be incarcerated for life. I don't know why what they're doing isn't considered treason. Defrauding the populace, enriching themselves and their conspirators, and it's getting worse. The good news is, we can change every single CCC within four years, so let's get to it.


$1200 > $6500, Trust Us

If $2,200,000,000,000 was divided amongst the 330,000,000 or so citizens, we would each receive just over $6500. That’s $6500 for the newborns, $6500 for the centenarians, and $6500 for every citizen in between. Instead, non-dependent adults max out at $1200 and will also get $500 per dependent child under the age of 17, but $0 if they're 17-24 years old. Instead of treating Americans equally, our elected representatives have shown us who they prefer to support. This is the best division of resources according to our representatives. How many of us feel represented at all?


Sunday, April 19, 2020

You’re Fired

‪No Senator should be re-elected. Replace every single one of them with an adult that understands a penny of prevention is worth a dollar in treatment. In this case, ~$7B could have been 20 N95 masks per American. I’ll be shocked if we keep the financial cost under $7T. As far as the cost of lives lost, that price will go unpaid if we allow the same people that failed at their post to remain. 10 years ago experts said that this is coming and preparing isn’t difficult. If one thing had been different, masks. If we all had them from day one we would have saved tens of thousands of lives, thousands of businesses, and incalculable, irreparable damage to our society. If an elected official shows their incompetence or willful ignorance, believe them.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Where Government Dollars Go

In 2007 the national debt was $9 trillion, today it’s $23 trillion. Where did all of that money go? To the top 10% of course. As time goes on they get richer and richer.

These investors/gamblers took a chance, they were wrong, but will still win. This could be a great time for people who have been shut out of the investment world to be able to buy into companies they believe in. But the wealthy aren’t fans of that idea at all. So the wealthy get their friends in government to borrow money on all of our behalf’s, cut small checks for the masses and practically blank checks for the wealthy and try to get things back to how they were as fast as possible. Instead of letting stock prices drop and allow more people access to investing, the wealthy are capitalizing on the opportunity to take even more for themselves at the expense of everyone else.

Part of the solution is to get every senator and house representative that voted yes to the bailout out of office. They’ve shown us who their allegiance is to. 


Friday, March 20, 2020

When Money Meets Politics

10% of Americans own 80% of US stocks. The same people that oppose the $68B we give citizens annually for food are clamoring for the $700B+ made available by their friends in public office. It’s not that the 10% need 10 times as much food, they need yachts, mansions, servants, jets, etc. The bailout bill was turned into law within 24 hours of being introduced. 60% of Americans have wanted legal cannabis for years and it’s still a Schedule I drug. 10% of the population sees their wealth drop by 20% and within days, they’re having the rest of the nation pay for their losses. In 2030, when they own 90% of all stocks and prices drop, let them. If they aren’t sharing the profit, then let them keep the losses. Refuse to re-elect any politician that voted to give your future earnings to the wealthiest among us.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bailing Out Selfish Failures

Executives and board members chose bonuses and stock options vs. building emergency funds. Over the last 10 years, they gambled with the businesses they were entrusted to run, they took trillions of dollars off the table, and now want to keep their positions of power as taxpayers cover their losses. Executives should have to use their own money before taking ours. If they refuse to pay for their own mistakes, then why should we? The people running these corporations have failed their shareholders. Letting them keep their money and jobs validates, condones and applauds their selfish behavior. 


Saturday, December 21, 2019

Politics are Broken, Fix It


The impeachment proceedings are evidence that the system is broken. The president broke the law, admitted the act, but because his party controls the senate, he stays in power. Imagine someone could take/offer/initiate/whatever a bribe at work, get found out, admit it, but because enough people back them in that company, they don’t go to jail for the crime and even keep their job. It's a broken system.

I don’t know which way this will go for republicans moving forward but I see a blue wave rising because these politicians refuse to do what’s best for the majority of their constituents. If your party is more important than your nation then your days are numbered. The nation will be here much longer than any party or politician. 


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Friday, November 22, 2019

Civilians

Stop breaking the law. Yes, sometimes the law is dumb. Yes, some of those laws will change in the future. Until then, make it your goal to avoid citations, jail, and prison. Make it so that the only way you could ever be incarcerated or even have to pay a ticket is to be framed. Why?

Because cops have better things to do than pull over people rolling stop signs. About 6,000 murderers didn’t get caught last year. 

While that cop was pulling me over to give me a warning for slow-rolling a stop sign, a drunk driver could have been up the road, and now home free. 

When it comes to how we should act as civilians, remember we outnumber police by nearly 350 to 1. They have better things to do and so should we. 


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Police Pt. 2

Should the police be held to a higher standard? Cops drive around town looking for opportunities to issue citations and bring in revenue for the state and city. I’ve seen cops on their phones, laptop and even texting while driving. But who tickets the ticketers? 

Speeding will be a thing of the past in the future and civilians or drones will be able to issue parking tickets. Breathalyzer interlocks could easily go into every car and if drunk drivers keep killing innocent families, it’ll probably happen sooner than we think. 


Imagine all cops fighting crime, real crime, crime with victims instead of what some are spending their time on now, revenue generation. Things will have to change though, because if these are supposed to be our heroes, then we need to hold them to account.


Here are some ideas:

  1. No longer allow cops to use fear for one’s life as a justification for killing unarmed civilians. Shooting someone with a phone in their hand and claiming you saw a gun is 2nd degree murder. 
  2. Unlawful murder settlements will be paid by the police officer, the retirement fund and/or insurance paid for by the fund or officer, not the general public via taxation. 
  3. Cops should be held to a higher standard and do the maximum amount of prison time for any crime they commit. 
  4. Fire all racist police officers and anyone knowingly not turning in a racist coworker. 
  5. The immediate firing of any police officer proven of making a false report and prison time.
The alternative is to keep doing what we’re doing, where an officer gets killed every week and about three civilians per day. This isn’t a Us Vs. Them situation, the fact that we’ve created such a large schism in a cop and a civilian is revolting. Protect and Serve, at least, that’s what it used to be.



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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Police Pt. 1

In 2018 police officers killed 992 civilians and 55 officers were murdered in the line of duty. There are about 800,000 officers and about 243,000,000 adults in the US. That means, per capita, cops are almost 17 times more likely to be killed than to kill someone. If the ratio was equal, police would have killed 16,706 civilians last year. Their jobs are outrageously dangerous. Why don’t we help by making some changes?

Legalize prostitution, if you can do something for free, why can’t you get paid for it? Also, it would free up cops to go after human traffickers instead of street walkers.

Legalize every drug, lessening their load and decreasing all of the associated crime that goes along with black markets. 

The worst thing is, we can see other countries doing these things and benefiting. We see that it works to decrease crime, incarceration, and death. But we change little, because the news, which is paid for in part by pharmaceutical companies, tells us it’s scary and bad. I think putting people in harm's way when it could have been avoided is much worse. 


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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Gangs, Cartels & Prison Owners

If someone wants to use and potentially harm themselves with a drug, let them. 

If someone wants to criminalize a drug so that a black market, a cartel, or a gang can flourish, stop them. 

Would you rather someone buy a bag of pure heroin in a store for $5, take it home and do it knowing exactly what they’re taking or would you rather them buy something that’s probably laced for $50 on the street and fund the cartels and street gangs while doing so? Because right now, our inaction is choosing that second one every single day. Every life lost, could have been avoided. We saw this 90 years ago with alcohol and mobsters. Newsflash, prohibition doesn’t work. 

Two of the last four presidents have admitted their drug use. One claimed he didn’t inhale and the other might currently be on something ephedrine based, according to the contents of his desk. 

Children and innocent bystanders are dying every day because of how lucrative the black market from the drug trade is. Theft is higher than it would be because drugs that could cost $1 a gram, cost $100 instead. Families are torn apart and lives are ruined because of prison sentences and criminal convictions that never go away. The United States is home to 5% of the world’s population and 25% of its incarcerated population. Are we really that evil?

So what are we doing? Who are we protecting? Is it the addict that needs his fix but has to make do with the fentanyl-laced junk on the street? Is it the child that got hit with a stray bullet from a gang member's pistol? The families who have lost fathers and providers to incarceration? Or are we protecting gangs, cartels, and prison owners?


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Monday, October 14, 2019

Thoughtleaders Are Still Employees

It’s rare to see someone on TV that wants to change the status quo. Major media companies are owned by wealthy people. The host, is usually a millionaire as well. How likely is it that someone in power will actively try to reduce their power? Before we take someone at their word, we should look at standing in society. 


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Nonprofits Should Expire

If someone starts a homeless shelter, should there be a plan for it to be ultimately converted into something else?

When a nonprofit becomes a business all of a sudden ending the problem doesn’t seem that good for the employees of that business. 

I think a better model would be something with a definitive goal. House 100 people for example. Once they do that the non profit would shut down and sure the same people could start another but we’d see the numbers.

 We’d see that it took in $2,000,000 to house those 100 people. But there’s another nonprofit that housed 100 for $600,000. So, where would people want to put their money in for the next one?

Are we looking for cures or treatment plans?