What frosts me about the current DC rock throwing mess over a phone call to the Ukraine is that, Trump’s poor leadership and inappropriate behavior aside, not one of those elected; corrupt, thieving spin-masters could pass the same or equal scrutiny. And that probably applies to all those congressional panels where a handful of our elected, ego-driven fools grill the target of the week. And when do they successfully address (emphasis added) the debt, infrastructure, the medical mess, immigration, and a few other major issues? They don’t. It is all about the political parties, and special interest money; clearly not about the country. It is tragic, embarrassing, all of it lethal, destructive, incriminating behavior.
I would like to know how the felon who shot, what was it, 12 cops, in Philadelphia during that standoff on August 14th, has rights. How about the rights of the cops that were shot and their families?
Now, with the felon in the judicial system, the tax payers will be paying for judges, courts, lawyers, and probably years of incarceration costs. And there have to be 1000’s of these guys (gun related crimes).
It is not the guns, it is the laws and convoluted legal and judicial system which permits the rights of innocent bystanders, first responders, and victims of crimes to suffer temporary or often lifetime pain and injuries while the system protects the “rights” criminals.
And, while our hopeless, gutless lawmakers cower under the influence of money from special interest groups, the laws remain far too lenient and the rights of victims forgotten.
MY ANSWER? If you use a gun in a crime, attempted crime, you pay the ultimate price. No attorney, no court, no jail, no lawyer.
Oh, wait, let’s improve the background check system. I would speculate most gun related crimes are committed by criminals and felons and crazies who would obtain the gun they need, well outside the background check system. Here’s a chart that shows the overload on the NCIS Firearm background check system, how about 2+ million submissions in July 2019 alone. Can you just imagine the government managing that? It can’t. And to this blogger, background checks are not the answer.
Listening to XM news, in an interview with one of our federal law makers, he said that the answer to the assault weapon issue (which is just one gun relate problem) is a voluntary federal buy back program. I know the criminals and crazies and back woods militias will be standing in line to participate. The guy has his head in a place that is inappropriate for me to describe in this posting.
I spent way too much time completing the surgical center’s pre-op online patient information prior to recent shoulder surgery… pages! All that information is available at my surgeons’ office and my family doc’s office, in the same city. But it is not about proximity. If the medical community would step into the tech age for record keeping and sharing, all those records, care, procedures, medications, etc., would be available to the medical community at large, without the duplicate records and paperwork. It is absurd.
I complained about this to the surgical center to no
avail. I registered a complaint in my surgeon’s office and their answer
was the office and the surgical centers are not related facilities.
When the hell is the medical profession going to get real about central records on global servers? That argument about proprietary / confidentiality does not stand. Just look at global transactions made and information storage used by business and industry and banking and their customers, and suppliers across the web. Do those businesses get hacked? It happens. Do they recover, yes! Do they abandon global record keeping, transactions, and interfaces? No! They just get better at security!
And think of the advantages for the patient and physician:
A lot less paperwork in doc’s office.
New doc’s would know the patient’s entire medical history.
That history could be updated as necessary following patient visits and procedures.
Doc’s could see a patient’s script history before prescribing new/additional drugs.
Few patients show up with a complete memory of all procedures, exams, drugs, allergic reactions, etc. No need to know that, the information is in a data base.
I’m sure the medical and information technology community could add many more bullets to the above list.
Grandfather valued stories above all else. He once said that our family histories are captured in legends and tales. They keep our ancestors, our culture and our history alive. We turn memories into stories, and if we don’t we lose them. If the stories are gone , then the people are gone too.
It is just another view. It does not necessarily represent the view of this blogger.
Steve Harvey: TV comedian, TV host, producer, radio personality, actor, author HOW I FEEL ABOUT TRUMP: By Steve Harvey You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons.. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately!.. You call the city and 4 different exterminators, but nobody can handle the job.. But there is this one guy, and he guarantees to get rid of them, so you hire him.. You don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he has a plumber’s crack, you simply want those raccoons gone!.. You want your problem fixed!.. He’s the guy.. He’s the best!
Here’s why we want Trump: Yes, he’s a bit of a jerk; Yes, he’s an egomaniac; but we don’t care!.. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republicans and Democrats can be two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere.. We want it all fixed!.. We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he’s been married 3 times, we don’t care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist.. This country became weak and bankrupt, our enemies were making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegals, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo, and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; “AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED”.. And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want..
We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, sick of the Republican Party, and sick of illegals!.. We just want this thing fixed.. Trump may not be a Saint, but we didn’t vote for a Pope.. We voted for a man who doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him back, a man who doesn’t have political correctness restraining him.. We all know that he has been very successful, he’s a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also NOT a politician, NOT a cowardly politician.!.. And he says he’ll fix it.. And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong, or looked at and called a liar.. Also, we don’t care if the guy has bad hair.. We just want those raccoons gone, out of our house, NOW!!!
You are welcome to copy/paste/share this.. Thousands of people who haven’t voted in 25 years seem to be getting involved.. And the more people get this message, the more that will understand why Trump was elected..The raccoons have got to go!!!