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Troubling Times Now

As I have been saying in the past, I really wanted to get back to this blog and make it a regular thing, to air my personal issues and grievances as well as comment on today’s societal issues.

But I guess I’ve been having a little difficulty with motivation, not to mention this presidential election and the threats of violence if the outcome doesn’t go someone’s way, as well as the COVID false flag hysteria turning the whole society into a dystopian, Orwellian nightmare. The masses are clearly being propagandized by the liars of the government and media.

Yes, a “false flag.” What else could explain the hysteria over a virus in which a majority of the people who have it are asymptomatic? And most of those who do have symptoms have mild cold or flu-like symptoms. It has a 99.9% survival rate even with those who suffer comorbidities!

Okay, I’ve written enough about COVID. I’m sick of it. Aren’t you? We know it’s not nearly as serious as the government and media fear-mongers have been claiming, and there is no good reason for lockdowns, business closures, or even masks.

Don’t get me started on the damn masks. In my opinion, the masks represent a suppression of dissent. The orders to wear masks have nothing to do with “saving lives,” but more to do with imposing obedience and submission.

If the masks not only have shown to be ineffective at preventing the transmission of virus, but can cause oxygen deprivation and bacterial accumulation that could affect one’s health by directly placing it on one’s nose and mouth then at the very least each individual must have the choice whether or not to wear it. Right? That’s the only decent and moral policy for masks.

The only people who should wear the masks are those who are caring for very sick people, such as doctors and medical personnel, according to the World Health Organization. (“Really? That’s not what the media propagandists have been saying,” etc., etc.)

I was very distressed by Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen in a photo of herself with VP nominee “Spike” Cohen wearing those damn masks, and showing their obedience and submission to the State! That’s really what that is.

But COVID and the masks are NOT what I wanted to discuss here.

I wanted to discuss the many people now who are irrational and believe various things that are not the case, especially in the U.S. A lot of superstitious people out there, some would say brainwashed, or at least very indoctrinated, from their daily and hourly mass media and minute-by-minute social media, as well as many years of government school indoctrination.

For example, there are conservatives who worship the legacy, or false legacy that is, of President Ronald Reagan. Yes, he cut taxes in 1981. But what his worshipers don’t tell you or even acknowledge themselves is that Reagan then went on to raise taxes the following year. And his administration went on to do more shell games and con games for the rest of his years as president. (This article by Sheldon Richman and this one by Murray Rothbard are informative.)

The reason why I am bringing that up here is that, currently while “fiscal conservatives” and libertarians had praised Donald Trump’s tax cuts, we were not totally informed as to the whole story. Apparently, the corporate tax cuts were made to be permanent. That is why, with the cuts themselves, the permanence of the corporate tax cuts enabled businesses, i.e. employers, to better plan for the future as far as whether to expand their businesses and that means hiring more workers. That was a big reason why Walmart and others raised wages and gave more bonuses, and the unemployment rate dropped.

However, the Trump individual tax cuts were not made permanent. They were made to be temporary tax cuts, just like the Bush tax cuts of the 2000s! “Son of a B” as one might say. What a bunch of shysters and phonies, these politicians! So most people’s individual taxes will go up starting in 2021 and continuing until 2027, as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Thanks, Donald, you crumb!

But a lot of people have convinced themselves that Reagan was a “fiscal conservatives,” or that Trump wants the workers to keep more of their own money. No, Trump wants more money to go to the overly-bloated and undeserving federal bureaucracy. And we know that’s the case because he refuses to cut spending in any significant way, especially “defense” spending.

(Have you heard Sean Hannity on the radio? He’s a Trump worshiper if there ever was one. It’s sickening. Totally delusional. But, I like hearing his producer Lynda who sounds a little like she’s from New York. But I digress.)

Anyway, like Reagan, Trump also loves the police state (recent example), the war on drugs, and continued militarism. So to hell with him as far as I’m concerned.

On the “other side of the aisle,” we have officials who for months now have been siccing government stasi and storm troopers onto peaceful churchgoers, dog-walkers, and picnic-gatherers sans masks or not observing “social distancing” diktats, but such officials look the other way when violent thugs engage in rioting, looting and arson burning down businesses in many cities non-masked and certainly not “social distancing.” That was the biggest thing this year telling us that those officials are full of it. They are absolutely full of it, and we shouldn’t believe anything they say regarding the seriousness of COVID or how “concerned” they are, because they aren’t. They just have an anti-social political agenda that targets Christians and business owners and workers.

And by the way, in those cities such as Portland and Seattle that are all but destroyed by brainwashed hooligans, many of the businesses that have been burned to the ground are owned by black people and employ black people! Where is the concern by “liberals” for those black lives (as in “Black Lives Matter”)?

And then there are the mobs now. Are you one of those young activist punks joining mobs of angry chanting “protesters” who gang up on innocent people at a store or sitting at a restaurant minding their own business? I am getting close to age 60 and I don’t like living in fear that some mob is going to gang up on me and threaten me. I’ve been a peaceful, law-abiding citizen for all my life and would never treat others in that kind of way, or as a part of a gang of people ganging up on one lone person. If they’re going to intentionally terrorize innocent people, those mobs who do that should be charged with making threats and maybe even charged with terrorism. What do you think?

But regarding the ignorant economic beliefs that many people have, not just the conservative Reagan-worshipers mentioned above but especially the people on “the other side of the aisle,” they are not just “anti-business” but really anti-free exchange and anti-profit. Generations and generations of people are brainwashed after decades and decades of government indoctrination in the schools to have contempt for the “free market” and for profit, the peaceful, voluntary exchange of funds and capital with goods and services.

Don’t be anti-profit. We all profit. When you go to the store you give the clerk something you value less than you value the item you are buying. You are profiting from the transaction! Ooooh! I could go on and on.

But sadly, too many people are indoctrinated to have those anti-market views, and they believe that government bureaucrats, enforced by their goons the government police, must forcibly take away earnings and honestly-acquired wealth from some people to give it over to others. (And conservatives are among that crowd, too, by the way. Otherwise, they would support the Libertarian Party’s platform that includes the elimination of the income tax.) For someone to receive anything of value form others legitimately, it must be a voluntary, mutually consenting exchange. Anything that’s involuntary is criminal.

As I wrote at the top, I’d like to get back to writing on this here blog. The events of this past year and uncertainty of the future make that difficult. Will election aftermath include violence in the streets or even the suburbs? Will a President Harris, I mean Biden, impose the socialist agenda they want to force on us (like their beloved Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea)? Will the COVID false flag be even worse in the next year, with the outright forcible closing down of businesses, churches, synagogues (Mayor De Blasio is going after the Jews! What a schmuck!), and jailing of dissenters exercising their right to not wear masks that block their breathing capabilities?

It’s one of those times, quite frankly.

Many COVID Cases Might Not Be Infectious; CDC Backtracks About “Airborne” Coronavirus

Here is an article on Just the News regarding research that indicates that many COVID-19 cases might not be infectious.

And another article on Politico about the CDC backtracking on their warning that coronavirus is airborne.

As I have been saying this whole year, we have heard a lot of fear-mongering, panic and hysteria by fascist governors who love to exercise power and control, and the sensationalists in the “news” media who love to incite panic because panic and fear-porn sells.

But when more of the truth becomes more known by more people, I hope to see many indictments issued of those power-mad governors and mayors. They need to do jail time. Some of them know exactly what they’re doing, while there are others who don’t necessarily understand these issues and believe everything their “public health” “experts” tell them because they are very gullible and low-IQ people. That’s too bad, because they will need to do jail time, too.

Massachusetts Imposes Flu Vaccine Mandate for Students Ages 6 Months to 30 Years

Gov. Charlie Baker and his cohorts in the Massachusetts state legislature have now imposed a mandatory flu vaccine for students returning to school and college, with the age range being from age 6 months to 30 years.

Really? And how will this order be enforced? “Your papers, please”? This is another reminder of just how thoughtful and diligent they are in actually studying these issues before passing new laws and edicts. In other words, not much.

Never mind that the effectiveness of the flu shot is maybe 10-40% (although of course the Big Pharma shills in the media assert it is higher than that).

And while “Fact-Check” online supposedly debunks this, one Pentagon study showed that having a flu shot raises the risks from coronavirus by 36%. The Children’s Health Defense quotes the study: “Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as “virus interference…’vaccine derived’ virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus…”

The Children’s Health Defense also cites other studies. including a 2018 CDC study that found that the flu shot increased risks of non-flu acute respiratory illnesses in children by 4.8 times, a 2011 study finding the flu shot increased the risk of non-influenza viral lung infections by 55% and a 2012 study finding the flu shot increased the risk of non-influenza respiratory by 4.4 times, as well as citing several other studies.

I recently posted a post including a list of articles to review on the possible harm that vaccines can cause. One aspect of many vaccines is the adjuvants including mercury and aluminum. Those elements can build up in the bloodstream and accumulate in the brain and contribute to neurological problems. And that in turn can affect one’s immune system in general.

Sadly, society is in denial of these vaccine facts because of the brainwashing of the masses which reinforces a superstitious blind faith in easy one-shot cures or methods of prevention, the vaccine shots. Society is also kept ignorant of the truth because many media outlets have pharmaceutical companies as their important sponsors.

But here is the list of articles I posted in May, for further study:

See Dr. Mercola: How Aluminum Damages Your Brain, Arjun Walia: Scientist Discovers Cells That ‘Ingest’ Vaccine Aluminum Are The Same Cells Found In Autistic Brains, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: Human Exposure to Aluminum Linked to Familial Alzheimer’s Disease, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: MMR Vaccine’s Poison Pill: Mumps After Puberty, Reduced Testosterone and Sperm Counts, Tracey Watson: The Real Reason Aluminum Is Added to Vaccines, Barbara Loe Fisher: The Historical Facts on Measles and the Measles Vaccine Censored by Mainstream Media, Geier DA, Kern JK, Sykes LK, Geier MR: Mercury-associated diagnoses are common among children diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders, and Collective Evolution: What Big Pharma Doesn’t Tell Parents: The Truth About Aluminum & Mercury In Children’s Vaccines. And here is an article by Dr. Meryl Nass on how vaccine mandates enrich the pharmaceutical industry.

So there are risks with any vaccine, including the flu shot, and that means the government has no right to force people to have it, especially given the lack of proven effectiveness of said flu shot.

Whatever happened to “My Body, My Choice”? Oh, that only applies to certain groups of people, but not others.

The bottom line is, people have a right to choose what to put into their own body and what not to put into it. And they also have a right to not be assaulted by a needle with possibly harmful chemicals, just as much as they have a right to not be assaulted by a fist.

Should COVID Hysteria Continue to Keep Kids Out of School?

I’m not a big fan of public education, otherwise known as government schools. Home schooling or private schools (without government-imposed curricula) are preferred, if we actually want the kids to be educated, not indoctrinated (indoctrinated with the latest wacko social or political doctrine, that is).

But in the controversy over whether the kids should return to schools this September amid the COVID-19 hysteria, I think it’s better for the kids’ emotional and social development to return to the schools. This stay-at-home for lengthy periods has been irrational and destructive, in my opinion.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has strongly advised that children return to school this Fall for in-person classes. Here are some excerpts from their guidance advisory updated June 25, 2020:

[The American Academy of Pediatrics] strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school. The importance of in-person learning is well-documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020. Lengthy time away from school and associated interruption of supportive services often results in social isolation, making it difficult for schools to identify and address important learning deficits as well as child and adolescent physical or sexual abuse, substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation. This, in turn, places children and adolescents at considerable risk of morbidity and, in some cases, mortality. Beyond the educational impact and social impact of school closures, there has been substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families.

Although many questions remain, the preponderance of evidence indicates that children and adolescents are less likely to be symptomatic and less likely to have severe disease resulting from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition, children may be less likely to become infected and to spread infection. Policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within schools must be balanced with the known harms to children, adolescents, families, and the community by keeping children at home.

Unfortunately, after all that encouragement, they then go into all these specific directions on social distancing, the 6 feet apart stuff and promoting the terrible face coverings. There are a lot of specific directions, like it’s Soviet central-planning kinds of stuff. (I don’t know what’s wrong with these people, quite frankly.)

But we have more realistic assessments, at least of the mandate that everybody wear the masks, from more rational and non-hysterical physicians out there.

For instance, Dr. Marilyn Singleton, M.D., of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, recently published a science-backed article on the face coverings, including:

Filter efficiency was measured across a wide range of small particle sizes (0.02 to 1 µm) at 33 and 99 L/min.

  • N95 respirators had efficiencies greater than 95% (as expected).
  • T-shirts had 10% efficiency,
  • Scarves 10% to 20%,
  • Cloth masks 10% to 30%,
  • Sweatshirts 20% to 40%, and
  • Towels 40%.
  • All of the cloth masks and materials had near zero efficiency at 0.3 µm, a particle size that easily penetrates into the lungs.

Another study evaluated 44 masks, respirators, and other materials with similar methods and small aerosols (0.08 and 0.22 µm).

  • N95 FFR filter efficiency was greater than 95%.
  • Medical masks – 55% efficiency
  • General masks – 38% and
  • Handkerchiefs – 2% (one layer) to 13% (four layers) efficiency.

Conclusion: Wearing masks will not reduce SARS-CoV-2.

  • N95 masks protect health care workers, but are not recommended for source control transmission.
  • Surgical masks are better than cloth but not very efficient at preventing emissions from infected patients.
  • Cloth masks will be ineffective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission, whether worn as source control or as personal protective equipment (PPE).

“Masks may confuse that message and give people a false sense of security. If masks had been the solution in Asia, shouldn’t they have stopped the pandemic before it spread elsewhere?”

Dr. Singleton continues with several more studies and conclusions from the World Health Organization, the CDC, and the New England Journal of Medicine, all apparently discouraging the use of face masks by the general public, stating that they offer little to no protection. Dr. Singleton also suggests maintaining healthy vitamin D levels, and, if someone is sick that person should stay home.

So if a child has any actual cold- or flu-like symptoms that child should obviously stay home from school. isn’t that the way it should be now, anyway?

Further, the New York Times published an article that discussed the psychological effects of children wearing masks, as well as their family members also wearing masks. Such activities can affect the children’s ability to develop recognition skills. The article discussed mainly masks in the context of Halloween masks, but I think the comments should apply to what we are discussing here.

In my opinion, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ directions for children returning to school are not necessary when we are dealing with an illness and a virus that is very much like the flu for most of the people who have the virus. We are talking about an infection fatality rate of less than .1%. The CDC has said more recently that it’s an infection fatality rate of .26%. That’s one-tenth to two-tenths of one percent.

No children have died from COVID-19, although some states using the revised “count every non-COVID death as a COVID death” guidelines are now citing some child deaths (who have died from some other illness but happened to have tested positive for COVID-19). But in reality, no children have died from COVID-19.

The people who have been dying of COVID-19 are mainly elderly nursing home patients, and not just elderly nursing home patients but already very sick elderly nursing home patients who have been battling some serious illness, and others with very serious illnesses and conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, heart disease and kidney disease.

But the government bureaucrats in charge have been disseminating a lot of misleading propaganda, and the mainstream news media merely repeat the government’s propaganda and fear-mongering. They have been provoking hysteria among the general population who don’t look into these things further.

If the schools are allowing the kids back to resume their “education” (such as it is these days, mainly “woke” social justice indoctrination more than the needed reading, writing, and math learning), but are going to impose all these Orwellian, draconian guidelines for kids constantly being self-aware and pathologically self-conscious, and constantly worrying if they are 6 feet apart or if they are wearing a terrible face mask or covering the right way, the educational and health bureaucrats are going to drive these little kids literally INSANE!!

Orwellian Tolerance of Violence But Intolerance of Verbal Goof-Ups

Because of mass brainwashing in America, and ultra-hyper-sensitivity, we now have harassment of people who stupidly made some innocent remark, not because they are racists, but just out of insensitivity.

Intolerant society now does not forgive people for such verbal mistakes, and people persecute the insensitive louts, getting someone fired from a job or a TV show cancelled, such as Rosanne Barr.

As I mentioned previously, if someone says, “All lives matter,” that is called “insensitive,” and a person is fired from one’s job. I already mentioned how a professor was reading from Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which Dr. King used the “N-word.” and because the professor read that out loud, even though it was Dr. King who was using the “N-word,” that professor is being investigated. A liberal, non-racist professor. That is how irrational our society has become.

Well, I have another case of hysteria in the area of hyper-sensitivity. Dave Andelman, who had been CEO and host of “Phantom Gourmet,” a restaurant related Boston TV show, was forced to resign from his CEO and hosting positions because of writing sarcastic remarks on his Facebook page regarding the Black Lives Matter protests, the rioting and vandalism that have been taking place, and the irrational COVID lockdown.

In one post, Andelman wrote, “If the people who fought to create and defend this country knew politicians and police were ‘taking a knee’ after looting in major cities, while millions of law abiding citizens were denied the right to make a living, they’d jam bayonets into their own heads.”

Now, in today’s climate of hostility, that was obviously very dumb of him to write that. However, when you see hundreds of businesses being burned down, owned by people who are not involved in racism or in whatever the rioters’ grievances are, I can understand the need to express a sense of cynicism. Can’t you?

And the people burning down whole businesses, looting and stealing from innocent people, and destroying churches, libraries and homes as well, are not “protesters.” Acts of violence and criminality are NOT legitimate forms of “protest”! If they were, then America is just another third-world hell-hole.

Andelman also mixed his cynicism over the “protests” and rioting and looting with his cynicism over the COVID hysteria, including, “Zero effort to stop or distance these ‘protests’. Open business now and stop this silly charade.” And, “Maybe Back Bay restaurants and retailers could offer touchless, curbside looting and gyms could call workouts “protests against obesity.”

Now, I can see how some ultra-sensitive people may interpret that last remark as showing a lack of compassion toward what actual protesters are protesting, when he writes about workouts being “protests against obesity.” But can people lighten up, for crying out loud? I don’t think that someone should be fired for that.

Again, “looters” are not “protesters.” Looters are thieves and hooligans. Stealing from others is not a legitimate form of protesting. And when people involved in protesting turn to looting and arson, then their own acts of criminality in and of themselves de-legitimize whatever legitimate grievances those perpetrators may have had.

Hooligans and barbarians who violate the lives, property and liberty of others are just as worthy of cynicism, sarcasm, and parody as are the Orwellian “pandemic” policies of our fascist dictator governors.

So the looting, burning down and destroying businesses and threatening the lives of others have nothing to do with protesting racism or police brutality.

If our society continues to tolerate violence but not tolerate mere words, then we really are in serious trouble.

Is There “Systemic” Racism in America?

There is a lot of ignorance and brainwashing in America now. One thing that many people really believe is that there is “systemic racism” in America. Maybe up to the 1960s when there was still no Civil Rights Act, and there were still “Jim Crow” laws. But now? “Systemic”?

The Jim Crow laws were government laws that forced segregation by race onto private businesses and organizations, and prohibited private business owners from desegregating. When white business owners allowed black customers to sit at a counter right along with black customers, such as in Alabama or Mississippi, the police came in to harass and even beat up the business owners and arrest them for violating “the law.” Obviously, that kind of fascism should not be tolerated in a free and civilized society.

But all those laws were repealed all across the U.S. by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which also prohibited discrimination based on race.

After 50+ years, we now have many black government officials, state representatives and Congressmen, black mayors, city council members and black police chiefs. And other minorities as well, obviously. There are many black people working side by side with whites in businesses all across America, and there is no conflict there, mostly. There are many black businessmen, black doctors and lawyers, accountants and teachers. My Stop&Shop store has mostly black workers, as does my nearest CVS. I don’t see their bosses doing anything against those people because they are black. I don’t see police going in there and harassing them. Are there isolated incidents? Sure. But it’s not common.

And on the college campuses, there are many black professors and other black workers and administrators. However, it is at those places that many young people are being told to ignore real life all around them, and instead they are indoctrinated to believe that there is “systemic racism.” Especially when a single police incident occurs that is amplified and a video repeated over and over and over. That helps with the brainwashing.

But in the cities, we have the problem of police attempting to enforce thousands and thousands of laws of prohibition, such as drug laws, and bureaucratic laws and code laws, such as selling individual cigarettes. And yes, police tend to be targeting black citizens and other minorities.

What can overwhelmingly contribute to resolving that situation? Repeal ALL those laws, especially every single drug-related law on the books, and you will greatly decrease police harassment of innocent people. I am sure of that. Ending “qualified immunity” will also help.

Faux Healthcare vs. Nutrition; And, How Clean Is Too Clean?

Some interesting articles from Mercola. First, there will be a referendum in Maine on March 3rd for the people of Maine to overturn a new law that mandates vaccines to be forced on people involuntarily, by revoking religious and philosophical or personal belief exemptions. Too bad the people have to go to the ballot box to protect their natural right to not be assaulted and to protect their right of freedom of thought and conscience and to protect their right to decide for themselves what medical procedures, drugs or other acts of alleged prevention to voluntarily have.

Good ol’ fascism, and based on ignorance and hysteria, no less. In Seattle, by the way, the “officials” have mandated that school kids must get vaccinated or else don’t come back to school. Really? Hmm. Remind me not to relocate to Seattle any time soon. (Have you heard of “unschooling“? They could use that up there.)

Frankly, there’s too much of a dangerous government-pharmaceutical-media complex, and a lot of misinformation is out there based on myths and hysteria. I’ve posted enough on this blog regarding the vaccine issue (just click on the “vaccine” tag or category at the bottom of this post to read my previous posts on vaccines), and I’m starting to get sick of this.

Incidentally, Jon Rappoport has a new post on vaccines, with some important insight and brilliant analysis as usual. And in another recent post, he discusses the brainwashing of the “medical cartel,” as well as of the media who don’t want to report on disclosures that had been leaked from insiders.

I especially liked Rappoport stating, “And remember this: no amount of vaccines is going to solve tremendously sub-standard childhood nutrition.” And, “There is no substitute for natural immunity derived from good nutrition.” You betcha.

The other article on Mercola is regarding people being too clean, with personal care products and household cleaning products that are disinfecting away our normal “good” bacteria. Perhaps one reason why so many children are getting sick isn’t because they aren’t getting vaccines, or are over-vaccinated, but because they are too clean. (And perhaps that’s a reason why ultra-clean-freak Felix Unger seemed to be so sick!)

The timing of this article is interesting, because I have recently been going through a process of changing some of my own cleaning habits, mainly in the soaps category. I had been using Dial soap that has the controversial anti-bacterial ingredient(s) and I have switched to Ivory for now. I had also been using Aveeno moisturizing bar but they recently changed their ingredients for the worse, so I have bought a Trader Joe”s oatmeal-based soap but haven’t used it yet. It gets good reviews online.

Bottom line from the Mercola article: washing is a good idea obviously, but don’t overwash so you can prevent possibly causing a bacterial “resistance.” The article notes that “germ vigilance is required. Cuts, for example, need to be properly cleaned, and disinfecting food preparation areas is a good idea. Medical facilities also need to be vigilant about cleanliness and disinfection. In our day-to-day lives, however, we should not go overboard.”

Too Much Screen Time Harms Brain Function

According to this article on GreenMedInfo, a recent study showed that little kids spending too much time staring into their screens harms brain development. The researchers associated with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital found in their “cross-sectional study of 47 healthy prekindergarten children, screen use greater than that recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines was associated with (1) lower measures of microstructural organization and myelination of brain white matter tracts that support language and emergent literacy skills and (2) corresponding cognitive assessments.”

So there we have some evidence of changes in brain function that the act of staring into screens over a period of time can cause.

That sure makes sense to me. Can that also explain why 19% of U.S. high school graduates are functionally illiterate, and only 33% of 8th graders are proficient in math at grade level? Why are there so many high school graduates who still can’t read well enough to function normally in daily life or employment? Many high school graduates don’t know basic life skills. They can’t change a tire, repair a leaky faucet, and there are young store clerks who can’t count money or make change if the computer is down. This is not good.

I know, it’s not all because the kids are addicted to their screens and that’s turning them into zombies. There are other factors.

However, if I were a parent now, I wouldn’t let my kids have any of those little electronic devices. Not only because of the screen-staring that causes trouble in their brain development, but, as the GreenMedInfo article mentions, there are the problems with electromagnetic fields and WiFi radiation that really are problems for adults as well.

And apparently there is a lot of time that people waste on their little gadgets and computers. I’ve seen some articles already on how people are addicted to their screens, their social media and texting and so on. We didn’t have any of this when I was a kid. However, we did have television. I know that I spent way too much time watching TV when I was growing up, and I’m sure it affected me in those important developmental years. I assume that TV watching is included in the amount of time that people spend each day in their screen-staring.

When I was a kid, I watched TV from the time I got home from school to the time I went to bed. I’m sure that the TV watching was a large contributor to my not sleeping well and not getting enough sleep during those years. I wish my parents had set stricter rules on that. But then, I don’t think that during the 1960s and ’70s people were yet aware of the possible dangers of too much TV watching. But now that people are aware of that, they don’t seem to care. Recent studies have shown that people, adults and children, still spend way too much time each day watching TV, in addition to their computer, iPhone, and other device staring that people do.

GreenMedInfo also links to this page listing some studies on the harmful effects of too much TV watching.

If I were to become a parent of little kids any time in the future, we will definitely not have a TV at home, and I don’t think that I would allow the kids to use the little devices or even have a cell phone until they’re maybe 16. And probably having a cell phone would have to be based on their having a part-time job.

But we definitely would have books and make reading an important aspect of daily life.

The New “McCarthy Hearings” of the Forced Vaccine Era

Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center defends our freedom to dissent and writes about the new blacklist in America. She gives many footnoted references regarding how the right of the individual to one’s bodily integrity has been attacked by the new ruling class, and “extraordinary efforts by industry, medical trade and government to delegitimize free speech about vaccination unless it conforms with government policy has given a green light to corporate-owned mainline media outlets to use name calling and other yellow journalism techniques to legitimize the stripping of civil liberties from public health laws…”

She also provides a good comparison of what’s been happening now to the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s. But instead of someone “now or have ever been a communist,” it’s in reference to being “anti-vax,” even though many of the skeptics are not anti-vaccine per se, but are merely advocates of choice, the right to choose not to possibly be poisoned especially if one is already healthy.

If someone doesn’t want to take an unnecessary risk, then you leave him alone. That’s the American way of freedom. Healthy people who do not have a particular disease are not a danger to you.

The Right to Choose Your Kids’ Schooling

J.D. Tuccille of Reason explains how school boards are at each other’s throats in their disagreements over curricula and especially regarding social studies courses. Conservative vs. liberal, Republican vs. Democrat, and even whether America is a “republic” or a “democracy.”

J.D. concludes that he can have his kids homeschooled and others can send their kids to the public schools if such schools mirror their values. And I agree with that. It’s always a better thing to have choices, and not a good thing to live in an authoritarian world in which the rulers order you to do this or that, or force you to have to put your kids in lousy schools.