American Purgatory

•November 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Commander-in-Chief, thanks to Obama, is now synonymous with emperor. President Trump–whose reign was made possible by elite Democrats–will act accordingly. As will Vice President Pence–a Christian supremacist–whom Trump said will be in charge of both foreign and domestic policy, including the ‘enemies list’.

 

Payback

•November 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Tomorrow’s terrorism won’t be the same as yesterday’s. Someday, we’ll look back at random bombings as horrific but quaint.

With the ability of any group in the world with profound grievances to do damage to computer systems anywhere, our tech-dependent society is doomed.

For example, rather than cafe bombings in Paris, the future portends the sabotage of nuclear power plants across France, with catastrophic consequences.

Only on NPR

•November 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Under the I Knew It! category, this news about scientific evidence linking extreme poverty and mental disorders has to be a game-changer. Imagine, poverty causes depression. Who’d have thought?

Family Values

•October 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Elder abuse comes in various forms, psychological and physical abuse being the most well-known, with financial exploitation a close third. Ironically, in my family, psychological and physical abuse was inflicted on my mother by my father. Now, after my mother passed away from Parkinson’s and the neglect of my father, my father is being financially exploited by my youngest sister, her husband, and their son.

A while back, my sister and her husband stole $100,000 from him, when they reneged on paying back a loan they used to invest in commercial real estate. Now, after failing to get him to sign over the deed to his home, their son has convinced him to transfer money to him from his investment account that he reserved for assisted living care in his old age.

My sister’s son and his wife have moved into his home, and take his wallet without permission to shop and travel, yet do not take care of him, necessitating the employment of a professional caregiver, while they live on his money. Unfortunately, the law is no help, since my now ninety-one-year-old father is still mentally competent, although emotionally vulnerable.

Green Party Delusions

•September 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The irony of Kevin Gosztola’s satire on Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is that it isn’t. He may very well think so, but the reality is that Stein–like former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader–is running a campaign that benefits the Republican candidate. Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, despite her serious flaws, because he understands the consequences of putting a white nationalist supporter in the Oval Office. Gosztola apparently doesn’t.

Blind Faith

•June 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment
As the new nuclear boondoggle begins, I envision a personal reactor prototype roll-out that makes use of the popularity of the film Back to the Future, by featuring a home-use nuclear power reactor that fits in the trunk of a plutonium-fueled vehicle, which can be used to feed the electrical grid when parked in the garage at home.
This Breakthrough Clean Energy innovation would create spin-off industries such as spent fuel rod recycling drop-off centers, perhaps at Wal-Mart, where consumers could spend Superfund credits issued by the Department of Energy as a win-win public-private collaboration.

This would truly be an historic, revolutionary and visionary enterprise empowering consumers as personal generators saving the planet one radioactive rod at a time.

Addiction in Indian Country

•June 1, 2016 • 1 Comment

Meth epidemic overwhelms Rosebud Indian Reservation.