In 2015 alone, 52,000 people died of overdoses in America, the majority of them from opioids. This represents the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in our country. Each day we are losing more than 140 Americans to overdoses. Millions more are struggling with opioid addiction.Human facts:
As we think about pain, we must not forget the types of pain that can hurt the most but are often the hardest to treat — the pain of loneliness and despair, of feeling unloved or unvalued. The pain of living with a broken heart. Today’s epidemic is worse than drug crises we’ve seen before. But, at its core, it’s just the latest chapter in the story of the human condition — of man’s fallen nature and our search for meaning and purpose in a broken world. The problem today isn’t simply that it’s too easy for people to access highly addictive drugs, though this is certainly true. The deeper problem is that, for many of our fellow citizens, it’s too difficult to access the relationships and institutions — like family, faith, community and work — that make life worth living and the pursuit of happiness possible. Across America, the bonds of family, faith, work and community are fraying and fracturing. Detached from these crucial sources of happiness, many are driven to drugs and then caught in cycles of hopelessness and addiction.This speech has been ignored by "both" "sides" of the media, because it's not about RUSSIANAGGRESSIONHACKERMEDDLINGINTERFERING. It's about our own self-destruction, laid raw and bare. I don't know if the steps proposed by Price will make much difference. We still need a complete rebuild of our economy, eliminating finance and restoring industry. Price doesn't have control over that side of policy. The people who do control it are the same Tribe who have been controlling it since 1989. During the few days when Hillary was pretending to be "Trump", s/he made some noises about jobs, but s/he never even promised to break the bankers.
In the web era we are sneakily but quickly moving toward the Jap model. Because cellphones were based on the wired phone system, they were paid and licensed 'utility connections' rather than unlicensed 'receivers'. Thus we no longer have the privilege of passive listening. BUT we're not getting the basic relationship of a rented connection either. When you pay for an AC power connection, you don't expect the AC to be modulated by advertising that forces its way into all of your light bulbs and heaters. With cellphones we're paying for zero privilege and total censorship, and we're forced to endure advertising at the same time.Broadcasting through modulated AC didn't happen, but it came a lot closer than I thought. In 1924 power companies were already using the wires for internal dispatching via modulated carriers: In that case the carrier system was adapted into a transmitter for airborne radio. The idea of wired radio was ... um ... in the air at that time, and was even tried out: General Squier, the resident genius of the Signal Corps, was pushing wired radio as an environment where advertising would be permitted: Note that Squier proposed a separate channel for advertising, which seems absurd now. It wasn't absurd then. Newspapers had (and still have!) separate PAGES for advertising. If you want to see ads, you turn to the ad section. A radio newspaper would work the same way. Squier also proposed a separate channel "for the women", which would get him tortured and hanged as a Russian MEDDLINGINTERFERINGHACKER now. Advertising on the ether was uncomfortable and 'voluntarily banned' as WFBM's license application shows: Clearly they knew the expected response. Why was it unfashionable? The ether was considered a public resource like a park or a street. We still consider advertising on parks or streets to be crass if not illegal, and we still have court cases about advertising on public buses. Wires were owned by the utility, which could use its output for advertising just as a printer can send out advertising in newspapers. For radio the discomfort was already disappearing in 1924, as the easily used phrase 'sell time' reveals. Selling time was a brand new concept, never done before in any medium. Selling space in newspapers or billboards was familiar. Broadcasting was only four years old, but NYC admen had already switched dimensions, and the rest of the trade followed along. When wired TV started in 1965, it was pushed with the OPPOSITE expectation. Pay TV was going to be a subscription service, and your direct payment would protect you from all advertising. Again the expectation failed. Cable TV has just as much advertising as ether TV, often more. And of course the same sequence happened with the web. In the original implementation as Compuserve, you were paying for a wired service with no advertising. After Berners-Lee "invented" the system that already existed, you were still paying but you also got the privilege of unstoppable advertising and total surveillance. = = = = = Question: Considering the later use of wired radio by tyrants from Stalin to Jobs, was Squier trying to sneak in a hard-wired propaganda channel? Based on other stuff I've read about him, I doubt it. Hoover, lending support to the idea, was definitely dreaming about central control. He was Wilson's successor as the champion of globalism.
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An environmentalist group sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Thursday, saying Congress illegally expanded its power by suspending an Interior Department rule banning the hunting of bears and wolves in Alaska wildlife refuges.In other words, MAKING A LAW is unconstitutional. The logic is simple. Congress can't make laws and the executive can't enforce them. Only black-robed genocidists acting as agents of Soros can make and enforce laws. Soros must be absolute emperor, with no controls or checks on his infinite genocidal evil. Soros is the universe. The universe is Soros.
Taking Sarewitz seriously suggests that values, interests, and interpretive frames should be at the center of policy formation. Here, the march organizers offer little help. As they portray the world, there are only two kinds of people: pro-science and anti-science. Likewise, there are only two ways of acting: on the basis of science—facts, truth, data, evidence—or unscientifically, in accordance with ideology, self-interest, or mere caprice. “Political decision-making that impacts the lives of Americans and the world at large,” the march website declares, “should make use of peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus, not personal whims and decrees.”Peer review and consensus ARE personal whims and decrees of the worst type. Both are determined by a hereditary monarchy within each discipline.
Evidence-based policy is important, and science should certainly play a role in politics. Yet more and better data is hardly enough to ensure equality and justice. Societies employ science in accordance with their leading values, interests, and power structures. If March for Science participants want science to advance the causes of equality and justice, they will need to help create a society in which those values predominate.Sounds halfway sensible. You need to understand how the system works if you want it to work for your benefit. Parkinson's Laws, as interpreted for science by CP Snow. But the goal is still strictly counterscientific. Equality and justice are opposites, and equality is a perfectly anti-scientific goal. The only way to achieve total equality is total death, and SCIENCE is working amazingly hard and fast toward total death. When you examine purpose, you find that government and SCIENCE are opposite. A functional government must first of all SERVE THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY. It must use negative feedback to balance the interests of various factions, and it must allow smaller modules to operate with their own feedback. A government must also recognize that PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT in ways that often correlate with genes, which means that modules must also correlate geographically with genes. The outermost module should help the inner modules to protect their contents against aggressors and invaders and criminals, and shouldn't otherwise interfere in their inner dealings. This is a perfectly scientific (lc) concept, used constantly in biology and engineering and programming. Life works this way, and every complex manmade device works this way. SCIENCE serves nobody at all. SCIENCE is a pack of delusional maniacs who can't perceive ANYTHING outside the screeching voices in their own heads. The voices in SCIENCE'S head are driving SCIENCE toward total slaughter. The biggest project in SCIENCE is LHC, which is EXPLICITLY DESIGNED TO OBLITERATE THE UNIVERSE. Other favored projects are designed to kill large numbers of innocent people. "Global Warming" kills poor people to increase the wealth of bankers and the power of Michael Mann. "Endangered Species" wipes out ranchers and forests and entire states through wildfires and floods. Embryonic Stem Cells kills lots of unborn babies for no gain at all. Economics impoverishes entire countries to enrich a few psychopaths. In other words, SCIENCE is the most perfectly criminal organization ever imagined. A sane government must protect its people from aggressive criminals, including SCIENCE.
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President Beck Taylor sent out a letter to the Whitworth community stating that the university will no longer offer credit-bearing service-learning placements or internships with the organization. “Given the prominent place that Planned Parenthood holds in our nation’s discourse on issues of freedom of choice and sanctity of life, I have decided that Whitworth’s relationship with the organization, even as limited and tangential as it currently is and has been, sends a confusing signal to many of our constituencies. My hope is that Whitworth will always support both women and gender-related issues and affirm God’s love for all life,” Taylor said in the letter.Good! In the current environment of total Soros, this small disconnection takes REAL courage.
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The highest court in Massachusetts confirmed the dismissal Wednesday evening of more than 20,000 drug cases tied to a now-incarcerated chemist. Annie Dookahn pleaded guilty back in 2013 to doctoring the results of upwards of 34,000 drug tests while working at the Hinton State Laboratory — amounting to one in six of the criminal drug cases tried in Massachusetts between 2003 and 2012.The actual consequences of this reverasl** are minor, since Mass effectively decriminalized possession a long time ago. Only a few of those cases involved jail time; those few were professional criminals who were violating lots of laws all the time. The vast majority of simple possession cases were fines, and most of the defendants didn't care about getting their money back. Cops and criminals are vastly more scientific than "scientists". Cops arrest people for visible and observable actions, and criminals know what they were visibly and observably doing. Still, this "chemist" got away with intentionally falsifying everything for 10 years. The prosecutors were able to cite the tests because the tests were "science". Why aren't they also in jail? It's simple. Experts are paid to be wrong. ** Footnote: Mistyped, decided to leave it that way! Slef-explanatroy tpyo.
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New Zealand's Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said in a speech that the government was unapologetic that industries relying on overseas workers are finding it harder to recruit people from abroad. "We are absolutely committed to the principle of kiwis first," he said, using an informal term for New Zealanders.Hmm. I thought NZ and AU were havens for Globalist fuckheads. All the fashionable people who hated "Trump" were planning to emigrate to NZ and AU, where all borders are open. Now that "Trump" has turned out to be Hillary, the fuckheads can stay here without being hypocrites for once. Bad for us, good for NZ and AU.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.